Caring for an adult child with developmental disabilities or mental illness increased by 38 percent the chances that an aging parent would develop disabilities of their own, according to findings of a new study.
In my work as a counsellor I use an outcome measure called CORE-34. Comparing the scores it seems to me that being a carer increases levels of stress and distress many times. I am not surprised that this study shows that carers are at risk of developing disabilities of their own, caring for family and friends places stress on mind and body.
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