Study Reveals That Babysitting Grandchildren Can Help Hold Off Alzheimer’s
According to the Alzheimer's Association, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's disease or contracts some other form of dementia every 67 seconds and 1 in 3 seniors will die with one of these diseases. Dementia and Alzheimer's have no cure and are very difficult to witness. I lost my grandmother to Alzheimer's a little more than 10 years ago. This horrible disease robbed her of a lifetime of memories and eventually her motor functions and basic skills slowly deteriorated. It was a horrible thing to witness and go through but even harder on my grandfather. But I know where she is now and that our Father is looking out for her and is no longer suffering.
In a story that ran on CBS This Morning: Saturday, a study has revealed that caring for grandkids could reduce the risk of Alzheimer's.
So, shipping the kids off to grandma's house might not be so bad. After all, there seems to be potential health benefits. After catching this quick segment on the CBS news program I also learned that Alzheimer's is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S.