Sometimes your spouse can drive you crazy but sometimes it's in a good way. A new study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry indicates years of interacting with a spouse builds up a cognitive reserve which makes the brain more resilient to future damage.
The report also suggests married people are healthier because their better half keeps after them to take good care of themselves. Things like taking their medications, eating better and not smoking.
Over 800,000 people participated in the study. The main conclusion was people who are sedentary are 40 percent more likely to develop Dementia than those who are active. Staying healthy is work sometimes but it's worth it. I remember writing about a similar study that showed grand kids also help prevent the on set of Dementia.
Source: LA Times