Mental health scientists believe that marrying an intelligent lady can bring tremendous benefits in men’s lives. Aside from making men’s lives easier, a smart wife can help them live longer, healthier and happier lives.
Based on the findings of a recent research, men are less like to develop Alzheimer’s disease and dementia if they are hitched to a brainy woman who can give intellectual stimulation.
According to University of Aberdeen professor Lawrence Whalley, smart wives can help prevent such diseases by constantly stimulating their husband’s brains.
“The thing a boy needs to do if he wants to live a longer life is marry an intelligent woman. There is no better buffer (to dementia) than intelligence.” Whalley explained.
A woman’s intelligence can also play a crucial role in the prevention of dementia as her food choices, which is influenced by her education, income as well as purchases of items, will affect the dietary habits of her family. Diet is known to play a big role in the development of dementia.
Whalley also revealed that a death of a family member early in life makes men more susceptible to the condition. However, he also stressed that positive parenting, a good childhood environment and a longer time in school can protect against dementia, 70 or 80 years later.
Past studies have suggested doing brain-flexing activities like reading and visiting museums, answering crossword puzzles, and having a partner who “intrigues” could help reduce the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
How to reduce your risk of developing dementia
You can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by leading a brain-healthy lifestyle. Here are some ways to reduce your risk.
- Do regular exercise.
- Stay socially engaged.
- Have a healthy diet.
- Take supplements like folic acid, vitamin D, vitamin b12 etc. to help prevent dementia.
- Continue to learn new things in life.
- Have good quality sleep.
- Manage your stress.
- Quit smoking.
- Control your cholesterol and blood pressure level.
- Watch your weight.
- Drink only in moderation.