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21 October 2013

Caregiving may add years to your life

Research suggests that people who care for a disabled family member may live longer than those who don't bear such responsibilities.

Such detrimental health effects have been found among people caring for a disabled spouse or a person with dementia, for example."(We want to) emphasise the positive message that care giving is a healthy thing that we should be doing in our families," lead study author Dr David L Roth, director of the Johns Hopkins University Centre on Aging and Health, told Reuters Health.

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