Let’s face it, male and female brains differ in a couple of ways. Let’s have a look at one of those differences.

Check out: Women’s brains age better than men’s, study suggests



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  • prone – likely or liable to suffer from, do, or experience something unpleasant or regrettable
  • impairment – weaken or damage (something, especially a faculty or function)
  • moderate – average in amount, intensity, quality, or degree
  • pension – a regular payment made by the state to people of or above the official retirement age and to some widows and disabled people
  • predominant – present as the strongest or main element


Think about it

Decide if the sentences below are true (T) or false (F).

  • Women are more likely to forget things in old age. T/F
  • Other research predicts that the rates of dementia will grow together with people’s longevity. T/F
  • For women the amount of time spent coping with mild disability increased by 2.5 years. T/F
  • In the most developed countries in the world, life expectancy is increasing at the rate of at least two years every decade. T/F


Practice makes perfect

Fill in the blank spaces with the missing words. Use ONE word per blank page.

  • Women are less prone ________ memory problems in old age but men are less likely to be affected ________ disabilities, a study suggests.
  • It contradicts other research which predicts that rates of dementia will increase ________ people live for longer.
  • Men had only 1.3 more years of mild disability and saw no increase at all ________ the length of time they were affected ________ moderate or severe disability.
  • World Health Organisation figures ________ 2011 put life expectancy figures ________ men in the UK at 78.8 years and 82.7 years ________ women.
  • Our findings have important implications ________ Government, employees and individuals ________ respect ________ raising the state pension age and extending working life.
  • In most developed countries worldwide, life expectancy is increasing ________ the rate of ________ least two years every decade.


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