Gentlemen, you may want to consider adding “intelligent” to the list of qualities you're looking for in Mrs. Right. Turns out, men who marry smart women live longer, happier lives, and are even less likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
How? It's because an intelligent woman can act as a “buffer” against the disease, says a recent research from the University of Aberdeen.
During an Oxford University Literary talk on “Dementia: How Can We Protect Ourselves,” Lawrence Whalley, professor of mental health at the University of Aberdeen, explained that smart ladies have a rejuvenating effect on their partner’s brain the way writing, reading, solving a math problem, or visiting a museum do.
“If he wants to live a longer life what he should do is marry an intelligent woman,” Whalley said. “There is no better buffer than intelligence.”
Other studies support this information as well. One such study published in the journal JAMA Neurology found that a lifetime of intellectual stimulation can help lower your risk of dementia.
Higher levels of educational activity are associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s (the most common form of dementia) so it’s no surprise that a partner who encourages you to discuss important topics could help keep your mind sharp.
There is no cure for this disease, but a number of factors can affect your risk of developing it. These factors are influenced by your daily activities, as well as your eating and exercise habits.
Or, in the case for men, better find a woman who will challenge them daily to keep the symptoms at bay.