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Resources for young carers
Caring for a person with dementia as a child, teen or young adult comes with its own unique challenges. You may have less time to do things that other people your age are doing. You may feel isolated from your friends. You may be experiencing a lot of pressure and stress.
It is important to learn how to cope with the feelings you might have, such as sadness and guilt, and to know where to get help if you need it. It can also be helpful to know how others deal with being a young carer.
Remember: It’s OK to take care of yourself, too!
Below are some resources that you might find helpful. You may also contact your local Alzheimer Society for more information and support.
- Support Matters: A Guide for Young Carers and Their Allies, a By Us For Us© guide by Young Carers Project
- Video: Young Carers Project, a documentary by Young Carers Project
- Young and Caring: Accessing Support booklet by Rethink Mental Illness
- Looking After Myself booklet by Rethink Mental Illness