Love Conquers Alz

LAUREN DYKOVITZ: Life interrupted - The Challenges of Being a Millennial Caregiver

June 24, 2021 LAUREN DYKOVITZ Season 2 Episode 40
Love Conquers Alz
LAUREN DYKOVITZ: Life interrupted - The Challenges of Being a Millennial Caregiver
Show Notes

While our population lives longer... caregivers get younger.
More millennials are becoming caregivers in their 20s and 30s. Of the over 40 million caregivers in the United States, one-fourth of them are millennials.  Like the incredible Lauren Dykovitz.

Lauren Dykovitz knew nothing about Alzheimer’s when her mother was diagnosed at the age of 62.  She was only 25 years old at the time.  By the time she was 28, she quit her full-time job and became a caregiver for her mom.

Lauren started the Life, Love, and Alzheimer’s blog and social media pages to document her journey and share her experience as a caregiver. She self-published her first book, Learning to Weather the Storm: A Story of Life, Love, and Alzheimer’s, in 2017 and is currently finishing up her second book, When Only Love Remains: Surviving My Mom’s Battle with Early Onset Alzheimer’s, which she plans on self-publishing in early summer 2021. Although her mom passed in April 2020, it is Lauren’s mission to help others on their Alzheimer’s journey by sharing stories and lessons from her personal experience. In many ways, she feels like she is just getting started!

Lauren lives in New Jersey with her husband and two black labs.

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