Widowhood May Protect Against Dementia In Some Older People

HealthDay (7/15, Doheny) reports that research presented at an international meeting of the Alzheimer’s Association suggests that “for certain seniors, widowhood may…delay dementia.” The study started with approximately “3,800 married men and women starting to show some brain decline.” Investigators found that participants “who were widowed progressed to dementia at age 92 roughly, while those who didn’t lose a spouse were demented by age 83 – nearly a 10-year difference.”

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— “Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds,” Kathleen Doheny, HealthDay, July 14, 2014.

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