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CaregiverCollective

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Hi everyone - When I was 32 I began caring for my dad, who was suddenly diagnosed with PSP (a degenerative neurological disease). I wrote about my experience as a young adult caregiver for Cosmopolitan. I've come to realize those of us under-40 and caring for family experience caring differently and often feel isolated. If anyone on here relates, I'm hoping to connect! I've created a Facebook group, Caregiver Collective, to share resources and support. We'd love to have you!  

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CaregiverCollective/

And I'm so glad Our Aging Parents' forum exists - resources like these make things a bit more comforting [smile]  
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Val
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I just read your cosmo article and felt like I was able to relate on some points! Than you for sharing! I'm 26 and my mother has parkinsons disease and like you, I never considered myself to be a caregiver until I realized that when I visit on weekends, she depends on me very much to get up from a fall or to help her do her daily chores.

It is extremely hard to see her in this state as she is always in pain and I feel helpless. But I am glad to see that there is a community out there that knows what one another is going through. [smile]
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CaregiverCollective

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Sorry to hear about your mom, Val - a disease like Parkinsons can be so tough, I definitely relate to your sense of helplessness. Sometimes what we do never feels like enough. Thank you for sharing your experience and, if you haven't already, please join us on the FB group! Many other members also have family dealing with mobility issues (and specifically Parkinsons), hopefully we have some resources for you [smile] 
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