Ok guys! Load up the kids and send them off to Grandma’s house!!! For HER benefit of course! Not only do Grandmamas typically JUMP at the chance to cuddle our little one’s but a new study, published in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society, finds post-menopausal women who spend time taking care of grandkids lower their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders. However, too much time with the grandchildren — five or more days a week — appeared to make grandma more likely to lose her marbles! (Sourced)
In this study conducted by the Women’s Health Aging Project in Australia, they conducted three separate tests to determine the cognitive skill of 186 women whose ages ranged from 57 to 68. Out of this group, 120 were grandmothers. In this study, researchers discovered that the grandmothers who cared for their precious kiddos at least one day a week scored the highest on the tests, while the women who cared for their grandchildren full time (5 days a week) scored very low while also noting that they felt overextended and that the childcare schedule was too demanding of their time.
So a big thank you to all of our Grandma’s out there for lending us a hand! And of course, what would this blog post be without a HUGE THANK YOU to 123 CPR’s owners and BEST grandparents in the world! Mark & Patrice Blank – you are loved!!! Feel free to take our kids off our hands whenever you want! How does the saying go? A grandkid a day keeps the doctor away?