The results of a new study published in the scientific journal (Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry) revealed that it reduces the risk of developing dementia by about a third.

Where the researchers behind the study noted that those who are married were less likely to develop dementia by about 30% compared to those who are single.

After collecting and analyzing information from more than 800,000 participants, they found that marriage helps to stay active and thus reduce the risk of various health problems, the most important of which is dementia.

The researchers pointed out that those who have a happy marital relationship are more likely to follow a healthy eating pattern, and they take the necessary medications on time and go to the doctor in case of illness, and these are important factors that reduce the risk of dementia.

On the other hand, the researchers reported that a person who lost his partner has a 20% higher risk of developing dementia, given that stress prevails for a long period of his life.

The researchers commented that these results are important, especially for physicians, in order to focus on single patients and their mental state.

The researchers emphasized that through marriage, the partner enhances the healthy lifestyle of the other partner and provides him with the support and love necessary to do so, provided that the marital relationship is comfortable and happy.