Caregiving is no picnic. Do I even need to say that? By definition, the job is stressful and debilitating. A mountain of reports have linked caregiving to heart disease, depression and a shorter lifespan. (I’ve joined the chorus on caregiver burnout in this blog.)
So, it comes as a surpise to find a cluster of new studies that seem to conclude caregiving is good for you. That’s right, instead of wearing you down, making you demented or depressed, good for you!