Remember: It’s OK to take care of yourself, too!
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.
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
- Young Carers Project, a project working together with young carers to share information and resources, educate the community about the existence and needs of young carers and to have involvement in national and international young carer movements.