More on the Likely Benefits of Resilience, Marriage and Social Integration (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health / Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry)


Autonomy among more “resilient” individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) appears to be higher than among “non-resilient” individuals. Outcomes were measured in terms of independence, measured by performance of basic activities of daily living (ADL), instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) and Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL).

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Clement-Carbonell, V. Ferrer-Cascales, R. [and] Ruiz-Robledillo, N. [et al] (2019). Differences in autonomy and health-related quality of life between resilient and non-resilient individuals with mild cognitive impairment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. June 30th 2019; 16(13). E2317.

Regarding the observed association between marital status and the risk of developing dementia:

“Being married is associated with reduced risk of dementia than widowed and lifelong single people, who are also underdiagnosed in routine clinical practice. Dementia prevention in unmarried people should focus on education and physical health and should consider the possible effect of social engagement as a modifiable risk factor”.

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Sommerlad, A. Ruegger, J. [and] Singh-Manoux, A. [et al] (2018). Marriage and risk of dementia: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. March 2018; 89(3): 231-238.

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