By Amy Norton
TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Tying the knot is now tied to healthier aging brains: People who stay married for the long haul may gain some protection from dementia, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that compared with both divorced people and lifelong singles, older adults in a long-term marriage were less likely to develop dementia. Roughly 11% were diagnosed with dementia after age 70, versus 12% to 14% of their divorced or single counterparts.
When the researchers weighed other factors that could affect dementia risk — like education levels and lifestyle habits — long-term marriage was…