Mental health experts claim that men who marry an intelligent woman live longer and happier lives. This is partially due to the fact that they are at decreased risk of suffering from dementia and Alzheimer` disease.
Smart women keep their husbands intellectually stimulated, which in turn helps prevent symptoms of dementia, such as memory loss.
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,” Lawrence Whalley, emeritus professor of mental health in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences at the University of Aberdeen said at a conference on dementia in Oxford England.
Wives who inspire their husbands to think — and challenge them with good conversation — help serve as a “buffer” against dementia by keeping their brains active, the mental health professor explained. “There is no better buffer than intelligence,” Whalley said.
The team of researchers explored the health of identical twins an discovered that a man`s environment, including their wife, plays an important role in their risk of developing dementia, Whalley said.
Men who exhibited physical signs of dementia after a brain scan but didn’t experience any symptoms were usually “highly intelligent,” he said, citing studies.
However, there are some factors that make men more prone to developing dementia, such as losing a family member early in life. Kids without siblings who lose a family member in early childhood are more likely to suffer from this condition later, Whalley added.
. “Studies have shown that the death of a mother before the age of five is a very important risk factor for dementia in later life. But positive parenting as a child, a longer time in education and a good childhood environment all have a huge buffering effect against dementia 70 or 80 years later,” he said.
Earlier studies have shown that brain-boosting activities like reading, visiting museums, and crossword puzzles help reduce the risk of developing dementia.
But, a partner who inspires you to think and challenges you with a good conversation could be even more important. , Whalley said at the conference, titled “Dementia: How Can We Protect Ourselves?”
Encouraging Both Men And Women To Value A Female’s Brains Over Her Beauty Is A Tricky Business
This has been a significant feminist issue a long time now, and it is very well understood by people. Girls who grow up being proud of their intelligence and more independent and empowered. Boys with the same mental attitude or inclination tend to have better relationships with women and create better environment for their wives and daughters.
But, this study shows that a man choosing to consider intelligence when choosing a wife might actually benefit his physical and mental health.