Funder(s)

National Institute on Aging

Funding ID

1P30AG066583

Description/Abstract

Although caring for grandchildren with disabilities often brings substantial joy to grandparents, it can adversely impact grandparents' physical health. For many grandparents, caring for their grandchildren makes them feel younger, mostly because they are more physically active and maintain healthier diets.

Document Type

Research Brief

Keywords

physical health, grandparenting, grandparents, children, disability

Disciplines

Family, Life Course, and Society | Gerontology

Date

10-14-2020

Acknowledgements

The author is an affiliate of the Center for Aging and Policy Studies. The authors also thank Shannon Monnat and Megan Ray for edits on an earlier version of this brief.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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