People Who Are Single Are More Likely To Develop Alzheimer’s

August 3, 2008

A new study has revealed that middle-aged people who are single are more likely to develop Alzheimer's later in life, compared to people who are married, and live with their significant other.Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study has revealed that middle-aged people who are single are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s later in life, compared to people who are married, and live with their significant other.

Swedish researchers carried out the study, looking at people who are middle-aged, and how their living situations impacted their Alzheimer’s risk.

The researchers found that people who were single, living alone in their 40s or 50s faced a 50% increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s as they grew older.

The thought process behind this is that social interaction can be a major way to prevent cognitive decline.

People who are single are more likely to take part in less social interaction, putting them at a higher risk for Alzheimer’s.

The study was presented Wednesday at the International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease.


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