According to researchers from Utah State University, Duke University, John Hopkins and Boston University; studies show that seniors who have a close relationship with their caregivers can improve the quality of their life and influence their progression with Alzheimer’s.
Seniors who have a strong bond with their caregivers revealed that they had a slower cognitive decline. The effect was even higher when the caregiver was their spouse. There are still more studies to be done as to which of their activities or involvement with the caregiver seem to contribute to the effect. But one thing for sure is that the time and care that the spousal caregiver invests does matter. While it makes sense that spousal caregiver provides the highest benefit, this can also work with adult children and other relatives taking care of their loved ones.
Although, the effects aren’t apparent having a close relationship with your loved one does go a long way. The disease is still there but there is nothing more comforting than knowing that someone you love and trust is there to take care of you especially in your time of need.
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