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Women's Memories Last Longer than Men's

This will get some conversations going at the dining room table. The Mayo Clinic has done a study that suggests men's memories fail before women's do. The research was published in "Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology," mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is 1.5 times more likely to occur in older men than in older women (those older than 70). The study looked at about 2,000 Minnesotans, aged 70 to 89. It found that 19% of the men had MCI, while only 14% of the women did. Even after accounting for education, age and diseases, men had a 50% higher chance of having a worse-than-normal memory. As noted in this blog from Time, "MCI is a condition in which people have problems with memory or thinking that aren't just the result of normal aging. It can be the first sign of Alzheimer's, even though that disease is more common in women than men."

Who in your marriage has a better memory, husband or wife? Oh, and if your young husband tries to use this excuse, tell him that it only applies to men above the age of 70.

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