In the new study, says that the intimacy and communion of love may help to support brain activity, preventing the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers interviewed more than 800,000 people. They found that people who were married, had 30% less risk of developing dementia compared with people who were always alone.
This is due to the fact that marriage helps spouses to lead a healthy lifestyle, including to follow a healthy diet, not Smoking, drinking less alcohol. All these factors are associated with a decreased risk of developing dementia. Couples may also have more opportunities for social participation than single people.
The researchers found that lifelong singles, and widowers, 42% and 20% more likely to suffer from dementia than married people. They noted that the lack of adequate communication increases the level of stress, which further worsens the nerve signaling in the brain and negatively impact cognitive abilities.