Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter once said that “there are only four kinds of people in this world: those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.” Currently an estimated 40 million people providing care to an adult family member or other loved one. While the emotional and financial toll of being a caregiver is enormous, there can be some benefits. A recent study by Age Wave in partnership Merrill Lynch – “The Journey of Caregiving: Honor, Responsibility and Financial Responsibility” – one of the surprising findings was that despite the significant financial and emotional burdens, caregiving seems to have its own rewards. In fact, more than 9 out of every 10 caregivers (91%) feel grateful for the chance to provide care. Also, the majority of caregivers (65%) said caregiving brought meaning to their life and most (77%) said they would become a caregiver for another loved one.