Yes! You ARE a Caregiver!
As parents, we tend to think of what we do as natural or no big deal. We've been conditioned to think that by placing a caregiver label on ourselves we somehow diminish our child. We don't want to admit that our adult children could cause us stress. We love them! We're used to taking care of them and we wouldn't have it any other way.
“Other 21-year-olds move out and take jobs, but most of these children stay at home,” said Dr. Dykens, the director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. “You have aging parents and aging offspring. You are each other’s for life.”
“Having a child that has a disability, it’s all-encompassing,” he added. “You could see how people would lose themselves.”