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Saturday Evening Post Editorial Director Steven Slon

Is Caregiving Good for You?

Caregiving is no picnic. Do I even need to say that? By definition, the job is stressful and debilitating. A mountain of reports have linked caregiving to heart disease, depression and a shorter lifespan. So, it comes as a surpise to find a cluster of new studies that seem to conclude caregiving is good for you. That’s right, instead of wearing you down, making you demented or depressed, good for you!  More

“Help, Robot! I’ve fallen and I Need You to Pick Me Up”

Imagine having a robot around the house that can lift a frail elder if they fall when you are not around. Now visualize automated dresser drawers that can literally talk and guide a dementia patient through the complex—and often stressful—act of getting dressed in the morning. You are seeing what could very well be the future of caregiving.  More