This companion report focuses on 187 family caregivers who provide care to an adult age 18 to 49—we call them "caregivers of younger adults"— and includes.
Objectives. We examined the prevalence, characteristics, and responsibilities of young adults aged 18 to 25 years who are caregivers for ill.
Younger Adults Stressed by Long-Term Care Demands. Younger caregivers feel more stress when caring for older loved ones. And while those who have caregiving experience put in fewer hours than their older counterparts, they're more likely to feel stressed out by the experience.
For a young adult, adjusting to the role of caregiver for a loved one with cancer can be a challenge.