Our Turn 2 Care is a platform designed to help young adult caregivers navigate unknown waters. We aim to accessible and culturally competent information to young adults, carving out additional spaces for marginalized groups, including people of color and members of the LGBTQ community.
The mission of OT2C is to inform, equip, and connect millennial caregivers with resources and each other. Caregiving can be lonely and overwhelming for most people, especially for the 40-and-under set. It is important that OT2C is an inclusive space, so we will include information and resources specifically for People of Color and members of the LGBTQ communities. We hope to make the journey a bit easier.
According to a study by the Alzheimer’s Association, “Most services for people with dementia are designed for and targeted to older people.” The same case exists for family caregivers of those with early-onset dementias, particularly those who belong to marginalized groups.
We want to disrupt the caregiving narrative. We want a seat at the table when government and nongovernment organizations discuss the needs of young adult caregivers and their aging — but still relatively young — loved ones.
Young adult caregivers need to know we are not alone, help is out there, and life after caregiving is possible.