“It’s Time to Support Young Caregivers” – National Council on Aging

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by Jason Resendez

“While Alzheimer’s disease is most common among peopled aged 65 and older, its effects are being felt more and more by young people. In fact, 1 in 6 millennial caregivers—at an average age of 27—is caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, according to a recent report from UsAgainstAlzheimer’s and the USC Roybal Institute on Aging.

Lisette Carbajal was in her 20s when she noticed her father’s symptoms. According to Lisette, ‘One of the reasons why I’m so vocal about my dad’s disease is because I hope that no one else my age, 20 or 30 years from now, has to take care of their dad beginning at 20 years old.’”

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