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Mike Martin & Melanie Wight

In: Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Chapter 38: Dyadic Cognition in Old Age: Paradigms, Findings, and Directions

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Dyadic Cognition in Old Age: Paradigms, Findings, and Directions
Dyadic cognition in old age: Paradigms, findings, and directions
Dyadic Cognition in Old Adults

In the coming decades, the number of couples who have been married for a long time or couples who have been living together for a long time will rise. In fact, in Switzerland, at the time they retire, 75% of women and 80% of men still live with their spouses, and one third of the 80-year-olds are still married. In addition, women age 65 on average still live 15 more years with their partner (Swiss Federal Statistical Office, 2005). In Germany, from 1996 to 2005, the proportion of old couples rose from 8% to 27% for husbands and from 6% to 21% for wives ...

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