Across the country, longer life-spans are leading to more and more adult-children caring for their parents. Family caregiving can be a demanding and stressful component of life, but it is increasingly becoming the norm. Despite the pressures of having to balance caregiving with work and other family concerns, there may be an underlying benefit in looking after loved ones. A new study contradicts previous research that said that caregiving reduced lifespan. This new information seems to show that people who look after family actually live longer than those who don’t. Just one more good reason to look after family when you’re needed.
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