Millennials Become Family Caregivers

According to the AARP Public Policy Institute, “one-fourth of the 40 million caregivers in the United States are millennials.

Becoming a caregiver for an adult family member is not uncommon. My sister and I dropped everything to take care of our mother in the last months of her life as her brain tumors advanced and she became helpless. Lorene Cary of the New York Times writes that one in five Americans care for dependent adult family members. She notes that, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute, “the annual economic value of unpaid…