Research: Men can avoid dementia by marrying intelligent women

Research: Men can avoid dementia by marrying intelligent women


norman lebrecht

July 20, 2016

press release:

Men who marry intelligent women are less likely to develop dementia later in life, according to mental health experts.

Professor of mental health in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences at the University of Aberdeen, Lawrence Whalley, discussed this groundbreaking discovery at the Oxford Literary Festival Thursday in a talk titled “Dementia: How Can We Protect Ourselves?”

“The thing a boy is never told he needs to do if he wants to live a longer life – but what he should do – is marry an intelligent woman,” Whalley said, according to TV3. “There is no better buffer than intelligence.”

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  • Doug says:

    Another tidbit to ponder: the general population can avoid early onset of dementia by avoiding Leftism.

    • jaypee says:

      Let me guess: you think Trump would make a great president, right?
      And you wonder why the entire planet laughs at you and your country…

      • MDS says:

        It is possible to have the correct attitude toward Leftism (that is, hold it in utter contempt) without being a Trump supporter. Why is it so difficult for people like you to see this?

      • Petros Linardos says:

        The entire world would be right to laugh at those who have a favorable opinion of Donald Trump, namely an estimated 34% of US adults – according to polls. Reportedly 60.4 % have a negative opinion. No other presidential candidate in US history had such high percentage of unfavorable opinions.

    • George Porter says:

      Define “leftism”.

    • Dr. Head says:

      Doug’s claim is actually a common one among those experiencing cognitive decline. It indicates the loss of ability to distinguish right from left.

  • boringfileclerk says:

    All woman are intelligent. Just saying….

  • Robert Hairgrove says:

    The message of the article is obviously directed at both sexes, not just men.

    Of course, if it were only so easy … I believe that intelligent women tend to latch onto intelligent men (at least equally as intelligent as themselves). Can’t say for sure whether the reverse is true, however…

    (And where does that leave the rest of us?)

    • someone says:

      ‘ Can’t say for sure whether the reverse is true, however… ‘

      Puhahahahaha… ROFL

    • someone says:

      Anyway, if the reverse is not true, how many intelligent women can marry intelligent men?

      If Intelligent women try to find intelligent men, but intelligent men are not interested in finding intelligent women?

  • Standingstones says:

    This post would be more valid if Trump’s daughter was not the picture shown.

  • Edgar says:

    No wonder the GOP has descended into being a cesspool of old white impotent rage…

  • Tim Walton says:

    If D Trump has as much intelligence as his ‘Bimbo’ wife, then God help this world!

    • John Borstlap says:

      Obviously, that buffoon has not married his wife for her intelligence, and his dementia is therefore already showing.

  • Ken says:

    What about two intelligent men – there must be st least two…

    • Artegon says:

      Intelligent men are rare, so finding two is extremely difficult. God made all women intelligent for a that every man may be fortunate enough to find a far more intellectually superior, yet loving and supportive companion.