Low levels of physical exertion helps older caregivers from health problems associated with caregiving

October 30, 2008 by  
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A recent study reported by MedPage Today suggests that physical exertion will help in the mortality rate of older caregivers between ages 70-79. The study also found that white males were the least likely to be caregivers. I find this to be fairly predictable based on anecdotal evidence from observations of situations with friends, family, and other people. Males have a tendency to fall back into the shadows and not participate. The women step up and take on all the problems assuming that the men will never step up enabling the men to not help unless there appears to be some benefit. Have any of you ever experienced this phenomenon?

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