Do you love spending time with your grandchildren? If so, it may just be a key habit in helping to prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s.
It has been proven before that social engagement helps maintain good brain function. This is not only important in younger children, but also in people nearing retirement age as well.
A study published at Menopause concluded that grandparents who spend one day a week helping care for their grandchildren show higher cognitive performance than those who don’t.
This means that seeing your grandchild weekly has huge benefits for your mental health.
You’re not only enjoying and having fun with kids; you’re also keeping your cognitive skills sharp! Go ahead and schedule that playtime with your grandchild and tell other grandparents about this awesome discovery!