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A disabled adult child can mean an uncertain future for parents
When thinking about care-givers, most people imagine baby boomers tending to elderly parents. But there’s another kind of care-giving that is often more long term and comes with its own unique set of challenges: parents taking care of children who are so disabled that they will never move out on their own.
It becomes a lifelong struggle that can leave caregivers exhausted and lonely, unable to socialize, travel, or even hold down a job.
There are currently more than 11 million Americans providing unpaid care to a family member or friend who is between the ages of 18 and 49, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving.
That stress and the anxiety and exhaustion that come with providing 24 hour a day supervision can take a toll on caregivers of any kind, experts say.
The biggest source of anxiety for caregiving parents is the question of who will take care of their child when they are gone, said Dr. Michael Klag, dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, whose daughter has autism.
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