Great sex is the secret to warding off mental decline for older married couples, researchers say, as sexual satisfaction ‘significantly reduces the odds of a future dementia diagnosis’
- Those who scored well for sexual satisfaction less likely to suffer mental decline
- Decade-long study by Kentucky University analysed those aged from 55 to 95
- They said higher score ‘significantly reduced odds of future dementia diagnosis’
Great sex is the secret to warding off mental decline for older married couples, according to researchers.
A decade-long study of 156 people aged from 55 to 95 found those who scored highly for sexual satisfaction were less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment or even dementia, scientists in the US found.
The scientists from Kentucky University found a higher score for sexual satisfaction ‘significantly reduced the odds of a future dementia diagnosis’.
Writing in the journal Clinical Gerontologist, study co-author Allison Smith said: ‘Routine assessment of sexual satisfaction may prove beneficial in maintaining cognitive health.’
Great sex is the secret to warding off mental decline for older married couples, according to researchers. Pictured: Stock image