Surprising Ways Your Family Affects Your Health

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Grandparents may have their grandchildren to thank for their mental longevity. One study tested elderly women who spent time with their grandchildren versus those who hadn’t and found the active grandmothers scored better on memory tests. The highest scorers spent one day a week with their grandchildren. However, grandparents need to remember that everything is good in moderation — grandparents who spent too much time caring for a grandchild displayed memory impairment.

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July 15, 2014

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July 15, 2014