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Grandparents Who Babysit Have Less Risk of Developing Alzheimer's



Grandparents Who Babysit Have Less Risk of Developing Alzheimer's
Grandparents Who Babysit Have Less Risk of Developing Alzheimer's

In addition to bringing joy to the lives of grandparents, babysitting would have an unexpected benefit. 

Indeed, it has just been shown by a very serious study that keeping your grandchildren increases cognitive functions *, reduces the risk of dementia and the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. 

This study, which followed 120 grandparents in Australia, found that those who babysit 1 day a week had better results on a series of cognitive tests.


How to do

Apparently babysitting just one day a week is enough. 

But be careful not to abuse it! Why ? 

Because this study also showed that grandparents who babysit 5 days or more a week had poorer cognitive test results. 

Like what, everything must be done in moderation.


Why it works

Much research shows that regular social interaction helps older people to stay mentally healthy. 

Many grandparents point out that spending time with their grandchildren improves their well-being. 

They feel more useful and that is not all. 

It gives meaning to their lives and it allows them to give and receive love. 

* What are cognitive functions? It’s our brain’s abilities that allow us to communicate, perceive our environment, focus, remember an event, or accumulate knowledge.

Source: North American Menopause Society

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