New Yorker Jennifer Levin talks about how becoming a caregiver for her father at age 32 changed her and why she wrote about her experience in Cosmopolitan digital. She reflects on why her social media posts remained cheery even as she struggled offline with caring for her father, who had the degenerative brain disease Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), and the stark difference between being a Millennial or Gen-X caregiver versus caregiving as a baby boomer. Jennifer also explains why she was reluctant to join a support group and why being a bossy New Yorker is helpful advocating on behalf of caregivers.
Jennifer’s article for Cosmopolitan digital: “I Became My Father’s Parent At 32”
Jen’s private Facebook page for Millennial caregivers: Caregiver Collective
More about Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: PSP
Music: “Wounds” (remix) by Ketsa | CC BY NC ND | Free Music Archive