Memory may suffer in mothers caring for disabled children

April 8, 2015 10:05 PM

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(Reuters Health) - Mothers of kids with disabilities might be more forgetful as they age than other mothers, according to a new study that suggests the stresses of parenting a disabled child wear on mothers’ minds over time.

Fathers of disabled children did not differ from fathers of non-disabled children in memory skills as they aged. And mothers with a strong support system, a sense of control and a history of regular exercise kept sharper than those without those attributes.

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