Youth Caregivers: A Growing Population

Family Caregiver Alliance

Earlier this year, Mark’s world was turned upside down when his mother’s Multiple Sclerosis took a turn for the worst, leaving her in a wheelchair and unable to care for herself as tremors and weakness made it difficult to even prepare her own breakfast.  Since Mark’s mother and father have been divorced since [...]

In the Shadows . . .

Youth Caregiver, Kadniel, with his Grandmother

By guest blogger, Connie Siskowski (RN, PhD, President, American Association of Caregiving Youth), on behalf of Family Caregiver Alliance

“My dad isn’t working” was Eric’s only response – even with some gentle probing by a Family Specialist who is a licensed professional with the Caregiving Youth Project (CYP) of the [...]