Mid-life Marital Status and Cognitive Function in Later Life

People living in a relationship with a partner in mid-life (average age 50.4) were less likely than those single, separated, or widowed to develop cognitive impairment later in life. This new research also found that those widowed both at mid-life and later life had a significantly higher chance of being cognitively impaired compared to those who were married. 

PositiveTip: Living in a relationship with a partner probably provides cognitive and social challenges that protect against cognitive impairments later in life!