10/12/2011 05:40 pm ET | Updated Dec 12, 2011

Caregiving's Hidden Health Benefits

Could there be measurable benefits to your health, and to your brain in particular, from being a caregiver?

It’s practically become an article of faith that the reverse is true, that caring for an elderly relative is so stressful, relentless and draining that it takes a toll on your well-being.

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