Have happy relationship to reduce the risk of dementia!
This study is not only for the people who are around 60 years old. This is essential for them who just started their married life now. That is, having a flexible, reliable and clear understanding relationship with spouse, children and other immediate family members will put older people at risk-free of developing dementia according to a study.
Similarly, people have annoying behavior from spouse or partner, children and other family members is connected with increased risk of developing dementia. A 10-year follow-up study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease have revealed this truth seriously.
“It is very obvious that having a rich network of intimate relationships, including being married and having adult children, is highly connected to a reduced risk of cognitive decline and developing dementia”, said one of the study authors Mizanur Khondokar from the University of East Anglia in the UK.
“Anyhow, a relationship or social connection that does not work well can be a source of intense interpersonal stress, which may have a negative impact on both physical and mental health of older adults. This is not only the quantity of social interaction but the quality of those connections may be an important factor affecting older people’s cognitive health”, Mizanur explains further.
The researchers conducted the study based on the data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and this study has analysed a decade of data that followed 10,055 core participants from ELSA who were dementia-free when the study started at 2002-03.