50s Lifestyle

Dementia strikes couples less

MARRIED people are less likely to experience dementia but on the other hand, divorcees are twice as likely as married people to develop dementia with divorced men showing a greater disadvantage than divorced women. “This research is important because the number of unmarried older adults continues to grow,” Professor Hui Liu said. “As people live longer and their marital histories become more complex, marital status is an important but overlooked social risk/protective factor for dementia.”