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Film by @kitracahana // Find link to film on my Instagram account. //
Stephane Alexis, 24, has put his own goals and aspirations on hold to help his parents care for his younger brother Torence, who has cerebral palsy. He spends upwards of 20 hours per week caring for Tor and has noticed the toll that caregiving can take mentally as well as physically. “It’s not an easy job. He needs you for everything, so you have to be taking care of him 24/7” Stephane says.

Young caregivers are an often overlooked population with millions of children and young adults caring for loved ones with little access to emotional as well as financial support.
Find the link for the full short film - Caring for Tor on my Instagram account. @kitracahana

#youngcarer #youngcaregiver #cerebralpalsy #caregiving #caregiver #care #disability #ottawa #canada #youngcarers #brothers #love


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Good Morning Caregivers and Supporters! You will make it!
#youngcaregiver
#caregiver
#dementia
#strokeawareness
#endPKD


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Good Morning Caregivers and Supporters! Better days are coming!

#caregiver
#youngcaregiver
#endalz
#strokeawareness
#love


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Let the angels be in the drivers seat today...show up, do the task at hand and let them do the rest. #caregiverwarrior #caregiver #carers #youngcaregiver #wordswag #canva #tuesdaymotivation #tuesday


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Good Morning Caregivers and Supporters! I'm learning so much at the Stroke Caregivers Summit this morning. I can't wait to share the new information I'm learning!
#caregivers
#youngcaregiver
#dementia
#strokeawareness


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We are currently finalising the Summer Holiday Programme ready for print and post!

I'm unable to reveal any of the details yet but we are absolutely thrilled to confirm that this is our biggest ever summer holiday programme 🌟
Here's just a couple of clues of what's to come ;) (🎉🔑🦆🏅🏞️🏆⚽️🔍🏊☢️) #summerholidays #respite #youngcarers #cheshireyoungcarers #caregivers #summerprogramme #youngcaregiver #cheshire #chester #ellesmereport #macclesfield #middlewich #northwich #winsford #crewe #cheshirecharity #charity


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Looking forward to seeing all the crops grow from the wonderful young carers tomato planting 😍🍅🌟 huge thanks to Amanda Canning 🧡

#tomatoes #horticulture #youngcaregiver #youngcarer #carerawareness #cheshireyoungcarers #caregiver


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A huge thank you to Knowsley Safari Park for having our Chester and Ellesmere Port young carers who had a fantastic day at the park during half term
They got to meet Arthur the sea lion on the stage and were even lucky enough to get a kiss on the cheek from him!
Activities included preparing bat kebabs to feed to the bats in the cave and watch them eat them; a tour around to the Meerkats; watching the Giraffe talk and of course hopping on the Knowsley bus to get a look at all the beautiful animals living in the park. These included a baby rhino, some naughty baboons and sleeping lions! 🦇🦁 It was a delightful day all round and the feedback really speaks for itself:

Did you enjoy going to the safari park?
YES: 100%
NO: 0%

Would you go to the safari park again?
YES: 100%
NO: 0%

We can't thank Knowsley Safari enough and our wonderful volunteers who have brought such magical experiences to the young carers 🌟

#knowsleysafaripark #youngcaregiver #youngcarers #cheshireyoungcarers #cheshire #carer #adventure


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"Fly Day was an amazing event"
"I've never had this much fun before"
"This was the coolest thing I've ever done"
We were given the wonderful opportunity to run another annual National Fly Kids Day - we were able to take our young carers to Chester Airport to explore the airfield, tour the airport and take a short flight with qualified pilots. It was a huge hit with the young carers.

100% enjoyed their day
100% wanted to do it again
100% learnt something new

#aviation #flyday #youngcaregiver #youngcarer #carerawareness #caregiver #youngcarers #newexperiences #nationalflykidsday


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We had an amazing time on our Forest Adventure Day.
Swinging on the low ropes, racing canoes on the lake, challenging one another, trying their hand at archery, the cave bus and having great fun getting soaked in the lake - our young carers teamed up to take on new exciting challenges and face their fears.

A big thank you to our volunteers Hayley and Ryan who got stuck in and helped the younger children who were nervous about trying out the more challenging activities.

The feedback was amazing, 100% of our young carers enjoyed their day and everyone wanted to do it all again! 🙌

#forest #adventure #youngcaregiver #youngcarer #teambuilding #activities #respite #carerawareness #cheshireyoungcarers #chester #cheshire #ellesmereport #middlewich #macclesfield #northwich #winsford


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Reflecting on #volunteerweek
We have some truly incredible volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to forging friendships, creating experiences and memories, instilling confidence and new skills and generally being all round awesome people and fantastic role models for our young carers.

Here we can see Ryan and Hayley doing what they do best, creating a sense of fun and adventure in all we do. As well as a few little flashbacks to just some of the events that simply wouldn't be possible without our wonderful dedicated volunteers, and the ever thoughtful Ewan delivering flowers to our lovely Macc volunteers 🌟😊🙌☀️ If you're interested in volunteering for Cheshire Young Carers then contact the office 🙌

#volunteers #youngcarers #carerawareness #cheshire #ellesmereport #chester #youngcaregiver #carers #macclesfield #cheshireyoungcarers #middlewich #northwich #winsford #crewe


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Good Morning Caregivers and Supporters! Elder Abuse is very real. Everyone is not cut out to be a caregiver. Know the signs and don't ignore them.

#caregiver
#youngcaregiver
#dementia
#strokeawareness
#elderabuse


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Why are road trips so great? I love them, and so goes Jan. I would say that hands down her most comfortable place to be is in the car. She’s so content there. She loves to look around at everything, mentions how pretty it is outside a lot, or points out people that she thinks are strange😏 the car brings peace...because she always thinks she’s on her way “home”
Therefore, getting out is always a different experience...so, in our tribe we choose to be intentional and learn to cherish the ride


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Remember blissing out and escaping all the stresses of your youth with a discman and some cheese-strings? Same🦄Get your tickets for our #ThrowbackThursday event on July 12th at @thepilot_to and relive the greatest days while blissing out from our adult stresses with sweet 90s tunes, happy people, and summer! ☀️ Link in bio for ticket. Grab all your friends too, perfect after work drink location PLUS a special announcement will be made that eve🥂not to miss✨
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#alzheimers #earlyonsetalz #youngonset #torontocharity #toronto #dementia #brainhealth #caregivers #advocate #brainsaresexy #endalz #aging #canadahealth #dementiahealth #longtermcare #youngcaregiver #blog #minds #ambiguousloss #afterworkdrinks


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In honor of the fact that we’re up way too early this morning...here’s Jan all bright eyed and bushy tailed with one of her many small creature things that she has a real nice collection of 😏😄


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Good morning Caregivers and Supporters! We are our own worst critic, practice positive self talk today. Do your best and try not to stress over things you can't control.

#caregiver
#youngcaregiver
#dementia
#strokeawareness
#selflove
#selfcare


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While out to get a pedicure last night (which Jan loves to do, but is having a much harder time doing now because she gets too overstimulated) I took a little video of her since she was happy. However, her energy shifted as soon as she saw herself on film. It’s kind of hard to hear...but she sees herself on camera and says “oh, that’s awful!” I try to cheer her up and tell her that I think she’s cute..but she goes on to say “I don’t know” a few times until she manages to get out “it’s not the person I wanted to see”
It’s such a bummer to me every single time she gets disappointed like that. How often do we think “that’s not the person that I wanted to see?” For most of us...probably a lot because we’re critical of ourselves beyond reason. But, to feel in your head like you’re a different age or of different appearance entirely must be not only disappointing, but scary. I love my Mama..if I could make her well... I so would do it.


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“I miss my Dad. He’s still alive. There’s been a lot of last times recently. The last time he spoke a coherent sentence. The last time he came home from the long-term care facility. The last time we shared a joke. He still recognizes me and I cherish that-but I know that that last time is coming soon.” Heartbreaking and thoughtful blog post coming to you tomorrow on our website from caregiver, Stef @juniperhill49 ❤️ stay tuned. Also find her on Facebook at Alzheimer’s Post Of The Day.
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#alzheimers #earlyonsetalz #youngonset #torontocharity #dementia #brainhealth #caregivers #advocate #brainsaresexy #endalz #aging #canadahealth #dementiahealth #longtermcare #youngcaregiver #blog #minds #ambiguousloss


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Good Afternoon Caregivers and Supporters! Make today GREAT!
#CAREGIVER
#YOUNGCAREGIVER
#CAREGIVING
#DEMENTIA
#ENDALZ
#STROKEAWARENESS


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Jan has a thing for gentlemen in skimpy clothing.


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Dad tried to text me on Sunday. I miss him. I’m so thankful for our friendship right now. And for how much I know he loves me. Joe is super different from Dad, but my affection for him has grown so much over these past six months. I miss my dad.
#alzheimers #alzheimersawareness #alzheimersassociation #purple #purpleelephant #caregiver #youngcaregiver


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This morning my mum used my phone to take this photo of Sox. She just thought he looked too damn cute begging for her breakfast. Just now I semi-scolded him because he was sniffing around very suspiciously like he was up to something. Then my mum semi-scolded me by saying, 'oh leave him alone, Maureen, you're just jealous that he's got something going on'. 😹😹😹 Safe to say we know who her favorite child is. 🙄😉 #soxthecaregivingpup #soxthedog #youngcaregiver #caregiver #iamacaregiver #facesofcare #strokesurvivor #strongereveryday


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Never take for granted some downtime at your favorite breakfast spot. We value ours more than words. There’s something about a local spot...to go and be served, to be still and enjoy great conversation over amazing food. @first.watch has been that spot for us. I would be truly embarrassed to know how much money we’ve spent here. It’s such a staple for us that a giftcard to First Watch is the only thing I ever gift to Jan’s caregivers.


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#Repost @natgeo with @get_repost
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Film by @kitracahana // Find link to film on my Instagram account. //
Stephane Alexis, 24, has put his own goals and aspirations on hold to help his parents care for his younger brother Torence, who has cerebral palsy. He spends upwards of 20 hours per week caring for Tor and has noticed the toll that caregiving can take mentally as well as physically. “It’s not an easy job. He needs you for everything, so you have to be taking care of him 24/7” Stephane says.

Young caregivers are an often overlooked population with millions of children and young adults caring for loved ones with little access to emotional as well as financial support.
Find the link for the full short film - Caring for Tor on my Instagram account. @kitracahana

#youngcarer #youngcaregiver #cerebralpalsy #caregiving #caregiver #care #disability #ottawa #canada #youngcarers #brothers #love


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Good Morning Caregivers and Supporters! Don't allow the lack of support from others to frustrate you or distract you from what you have going on. Focus on you and your loved one! When you begin to release that anger life will become easier.
#youngcaregiver
#caregiver
#selfcare


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A little parking lot concert. Couldn't suppress our angelic glow at a certain part there..our bad😏👼🏻
Jan freaking LOVES music, and she loves to sing. If I play her a new song that she likes...by the next time or two that she hears it she’ll sing along with every single word. I don’t even remember lyrics that fast! It makes no sense. But it’s pretty awesome.


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I’ve always been really close with my Mom. In the 10+ years that I’ve lived in Nashville, I always made time to visit Jan in Ohio no matter what was happening in my life. This photo was taken on the first trip that I sat in front of her an hour or so after arriving...and she told me that she wasn’t able to go do anything with me because she was waiting on her friend Devon to visit. She then went on to ask my grandparents repeatedly where Devon was as if I was just a stranger in the room. It was very surreal to be honest..but I was glad to know that she wanted to see me..even if she didn’t realize I was already there


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....just after asking mom if she thought I was capable of ever having any real friends (other than her) 🙄


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This is a give and take relationship. I help fix her lipstick and she helps (on command) to remove lettuce from my teeth 😬


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When your Mom has Alzheimer’s and regularly asks about Christmas...sometimes Santa shows up. My entire family gathered for a second Xmas in January just for Jan...all as my grandparents were moving (hence the mess) It ‘twas fun


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Sometimes you just need to dance it out, and cackle...
When I go to my grandparents I make it a point to stir things up and keep life interesting for everyone...therefore, we dance a lot 💃🏻


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“Morning makeover madness with Mom” say that 3 times fast.
Our morning routine is really something. I have to be happy, alert and act like a total weirdo to be able to get anything done. Jan is not a fan of bathrooms..or anything really that one would do in the morning.


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Yes, indeed we’re showing you peace signs✌🏻 But don’t be mistaken...we’re ready to hit you with an abundance of passive aggressive peace over here
There are LOADS of days that I’d love nothing more than to have more time to myself... to be alone, or to go to a concert, have drinks with friends, etc, etc but unfortunately it’s not an option for me in this current circumstance of life. Consider this me making the most of it while in the moment.


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Sometimes your car smells (badly) of broccoli pasta you're transporting home from lunch...and you just need to talk it out.
She's such a good sport. Look at her attitude...it's adorable 😍 Her attitude and sass has certainly been on a steady increase since her diagnosis


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If I'm ever even half this cute, you have permission to hurt me.
Also, I sound drunk...but it’s just my mumble.


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This was late 2016. Jan was still able to wear contacts then...she dressed herself, would get ready each morning (with some reminders) and put on her jewelry each day. At this point she now needs total assistance with all of those things..a lot has changed. But, I do love that she looks like a little angel in this photo 👼🏻


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“An oldie, but a goodie”
I think I’m 16ish, so K is 21ish & Jan is 43. Her symptoms started to show around here..though it took years for us to really know that. Also, that Xmas tree behind me may or may not be totally covered in stars made of natty light boxes thanks to my friends at the time trying to make me feel more at home in my apartment🙄😏


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You would have been 67. Happy birthday to my crazy mom..gone too soon. For those new to this page, my mom lived and died with Young Onset Dementia in her 40s, when I was just a teenager.

Her birthday used to be hard for me. Especially since mine is 2 days later. But I've been so fortunate to have been able to use my experiences as a Young Caregiver to become a dementia specialist. I work with people living with dementia coping with a new diagnosis or transitioning through the phases and families across the dementia journey.

This year, I'm weirdly peaceful. I attribute it to my daily mindfulness practice.
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#endalz #alzheimers #alzheimersawareness #dementia #dementiaawareness #tbts #momsbirthday #geminiseason #mytoronto #torontophoto #toronto_ig #toronto_insta #chronicillness #chronicillnesswarrior #brainhealth #ftd #lewy #raredisease #psychotherapist #choosechange #grief #griefsupport #coping #copingskills #unitycounselling #YoungCarer #youngcaregiver


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Heres some #positivity for this Tuesday 💪 Lets tackle this week being grateful for what we can ✌️ Cherish the little things in life, and focus on the time where loved ones lose themselves and smile like they did years ago 💖 #alzheimers #earlyonsetalzheimers #dementia #dementiaawareness #alzheimersawareness #earlyonsetdementia #youngonset #youngonsetfriends #youngonsetdementia #alzheimerssucks #letsbeatdementia #dementiasupport #alzheimerssupport #dementiasucks #fualzheimers #caregiver #caregiversupport #dementiacaregiver #alzheimerscaregiver #youngcaregiver


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“Because I Said So” is our favorite game. We play it often. It goes a little differently now...but here’s Jan a few years ago learning how to use a few new, hip slang words. She doesn’t ever really laugh this hard anymore so I love hearing it 💕


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Cats, cleavage & chaos...sounds about right. This is me as my truest self. Ever since my birth...Jan has just been stuck with me and all my shenanigans. I have spent all of my days torturing her with my endless wit, strong nudist values, my inappropriate mind & mouth, etc. and she loves it...no matter how upset she ever looks. I’m not sure exactly what she did in her last life to deserve the role of mothering me...but I’m pretty stoked it happened. My grandmother hides because it’s probably actually all her fault
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#endalz #earlyonsetalzheimers #alzheimers #alzheimersawareness #caregiver #caregiving #caregiversupport #careadvocate #advocacy #youngcaregiver #love #dedication #dementia #sacrifice
#toughshit #beweird #laughthroughit #outofcontrol


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Sweet “Moms” being artsy & cute in the Short North of Columbus.
This is where I try to spend most of my time when I go home...I was visiting fairly often in 2015 and we’d always go for coffee @missioncoffeeco .
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#endalz #earlyonsetalzheimers #alzheimers #alzheimersawareness #caregiver #caregiving #caregiversupport #careadvocate #advocacy #youngcaregiver #love #dedication #dementia #sacrifice
#toughshit #beweird #laughthroughit #coffee #missioncoffeeco


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Here lies my favorite photo of Jan, ever. This perfectly portrays her love of the beach, and all the joy and laughter trapped in that tiny body. I took this in 2015 and have cherished is ever since. My sister and I went out of our way to get her to Florida while she may still he able to appreciate it, and I remember showing her this photo while on the way home in the car and she didn’t remember being there. Short of her forgetting who I am, I think it was one of my bigger moments of disappointment with this disease. Emotionally speaking, it gets easier with time. .
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#endalz #earlyonsetalzheimers #alzheimers #alzheimersawareness #caregiver #caregiving #caregiversupport #careadvocate #advocacy #youngcaregiver #love #dedication #dementia #sacrifice
#toughshit #beweird #laughthroughit #destinflorida #beach #joy


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This is a 6:00am beach selfie w/ Jan in the late summer of 2015. My sister and I planned a small trip for Mom that year shortly after her diagnosis. Florida is her favorite place in the world...and she deserved to be there. I’m notorious for sneaking away alone to watch the sun come up, but this time I made her come with me. .
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#endalz #earlyonsetalzheimers #alzheimers #alzheimersawareness #caregiver #caregiving #caregiversupport #careadvocate #advocacy #youngcaregiver #love #dedication #dementia #sacrifice
#toughshit #beweird #laughthroughit #beach #sunrise #destinflorida


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This is Jan at 15. Isn’t she cute? Jan was formally diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s in 2015, though we started our saga of many doctors and research for all of her strange & confusing symptoms in 2010. This disease is so difficult to diagnose...as it affects so many people so differently


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#Repost @natgeo with @get_repost
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Film by @kitracahana // Find link to film on my Instagram account. //
Stephane Alexis, 24, has put his own goals and aspirations on hold to help his parents care for his younger brother Torence, who has cerebral palsy. He spends upwards of 20 hours per week caring for Tor and has noticed the toll that caregiving can take mentally as well as physically. “It’s not an easy job. He needs you for everything, so you have to be taking care of him 24/7” Stephane says.

Young caregivers are an often overlooked population with millions of children and young adults caring for loved ones with little access to emotional as well as financial support.
Find the link for the full short film - Caring for Tor on my Instagram account. @kitracahana

#youngcarer #youngcaregiver #cerebralpalsy #caregiving #caregiver #care #disability #ottawa #canada #youngcarers #brothers #love


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I’m Devon. I’m 29 years old. I’m a personal assistant, a wife, and a weirdo. I’m a little Mother Teresa, a little Tony Robbins, and a lot Chris Farley. I love too many things to list, and I don’t like rude/hateful people.
I took my mom in over a year ago as my grandmother was diagnosed with cancer. Since then I’ve been figuring this shit out one day at a time while desperately still trying to be “me”


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This is Jan. Jan is 56 years old. She’s cute, little & sassy at roughly 5ft tall. She smiles a lot, on her good days. She’s obsessed with Journey, Queen, John Mayer and Justin Bieber. She likes long walks...to get ice cream, loves any movie featuring Jack Black or Will Farrell. She doesn’t cuss, no matter how many times you ask her to. She’s never smoked in her life. She ♥️’s wine & spaghetti. She hates getting up early. She definitely does not like cats. And she’s awesome. I exist thanks to her, along with my two other sisters.


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Ok y’all, here we go. I’ve decided to be intentional and open up a public page devoted to this life with Jan. It’s certainly not a small part of my life...more like all consuming. Therefore...against my nature, I’ve come to realize that exposure may be the greatest value & outlet for both myself and others. If my vulnerability is able to impact even a single person, than I consider it well worth it. Bear with me as you may see some repeat posts. Also, thank you for any and all of your support.


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Film by @kitracahana // Find link to film on my Instagram account. //
Stephane Alexis, 24, has put his own goals and aspirations on hold to help his parents care for his younger brother Torence, who has cerebral palsy. He spends upwards of 20 hours per week caring for Tor and has noticed the toll that caregiving can take mentally as well as physically. “It’s not an easy job. He needs you for everything, so you have to be taking care of him 24/7” Stephane says.

Young caregivers are an often overlooked population with millions of children and young adults caring for loved ones with little access to emotional as well as financial support.
Find the link for the full short film - Caring for Tor on my Instagram account. @kitracahana

#youngcarer #youngcaregiver #cerebralpalsy #caregiving #caregiver #care #disability #ottawa #canada #youngcarers #brothers #love


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Good afternoon Caregivers and Supporters! Crying is necessary. Every tear is a seed in the ground that will one day bring you something amazing. Caregivers, take care of yourself!
#caregiver
#youngcaregiver
#ENDALZ
#stroke


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Check out this short documentary on our blog. It is a raw, unfiltered 8 minute film by @kitracahana , that will give you some incite on family caregivers, especial the young ones.
Let us know what you think. Are you a young caregiver? Comment below.
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#youngcaregiver #caregiver #familycaregiver #accessible #accessibility #accessiblehome #accessiblespace #BFAllc #bfa #adaforall #adaforall.com #blog #michiganfamilybusiness #accessiblehomemodifications #disability #wheelchair


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🌸 The immense value of caregiving 🌸
This short vid reminded me of 15yo @sianilibs playing with @justanotherautismkid
Here’s to the young caregivers who have the courage, guts, patience ❤️
#Repost from @natgeo
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Film by @kitracahana // Find link to film on my Instagram account. //
Stephane Alexis, 24, has put his own goals and aspirations on hold to help his parents care for his younger brother Torence, who has cerebral palsy. He spends upwards of 20 hours per week caring for Tor and has noticed the toll that caregiving can take mentally as well as physically. “It’s not an easy job. He needs you for everything, so you have to be taking care of him 24/7” Stephane says.

Young caregivers are an often overlooked population with millions of children and young adults caring for loved ones with little access to emotional as well as financial support.
Find the link for the full short film - Caring for Tor on my Instagram account. @kitracahana

#youngcarer #youngcaregiver #cerebralpalsy #caregiving #caregiver #care #disability #ottawa #canada #youngcarers #brothers #love


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Good Morning Caregivers and Supporters! Make sure to do your research for the legal documents needed to completely care for your loved one in your state.
#dementia
#caregiver
#caregiving
#youngcaregiver
#endalz


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We like to party hardy.


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#Repost @natgeo with @get_repost
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short film about #caregivers with focus on #youngcaregivers I know I call on my daughter (only 10years old) to help care for her #specialneeds brothers. I forget how amazing and selfless she is!
Film by @kitracahana // Find link to film on my Instagram account. //
Stephane Alexis, 24, has put his own goals and aspirations on hold to help his parents care for his younger brother Torence, who has cerebral palsy. He spends upwards of 20 hours per week caring for Tor and has noticed the toll that caregiving can take mentally as well as physically. “It’s not an easy job. He needs you for everything, so you have to be taking care of him 24/7” Stephane says.

Young caregivers are an often overlooked population with millions of children and young adults caring for loved ones with little access to emotional as well as financial support.
Find the link for the full short film - Caring for Tor on my Instagram account. @kitracahana

#youngcarer #youngcaregiver #cerebralpalsy #caregiving #caregiver #care #disability #ottawa #canada #youngcarers #brothers #love #autism #specialsiblings


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So glad I stumbled on this story/film today.... #Repost @natgeo with @get_repost
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Film by @kitracahana // Find link to film on my Instagram account. //
Stephane Alexis, 24, has put his own goals and aspirations on hold to help his parents care for his younger brother Torence, who has cerebral palsy. He spends upwards of 20 hours per week caring for Tor and has noticed the toll that caregiving can take mentally as well as physically. “It’s not an easy job. He needs you for everything, so you have to be taking care of him 24/7” Stephane says.

Young caregivers are an often overlooked population with millions of children and young adults caring for loved ones with little access to emotional as well as financial support.
Find the link for the full short film - Caring for Tor on my Instagram account. @kitracahana

#youngcarer #youngcaregiver #cerebralpalsy #caregiving #caregiver #care #disability #ottawa #canada #youngcarers #brothers #love


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If you still have trouble understanding my life as a caregiver then read this post. #repostapp @natgeo
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Film by @kitracahana // Find link to film on my Instagram account. //
Stephane Alexis, 24, has put his own goals and aspirations on hold to help his parents care for his younger brother Torence, who has cerebral palsy. He spends upwards of 20 hours per week caring for Tor and has noticed the toll that caregiving can take mentally as well as physically. “It’s not an easy job. He needs you for everything, so you have to be taking care of him 24/7” Stephane says.

Young caregivers are an often overlooked population with millions of children and young adults caring for loved ones with little access to emotional as well as financial support.
Find the link for the full short film - Caring for Tor on my Instagram account. @kitracahana

#youngcarer #youngcaregiver #cerebralpalsy #caregiving #caregiver #care #disability #ottawa #canada #youngcarers #brothers #love


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#repost from @natgeo
Film by @kitracahana // Find link to film on my Instagram account. //
Stephane Alexis, 24, has put his own goals and aspirations on hold to help his parents care for his younger brother Torence, who has cerebral palsy. He spends upwards of 20 hours per week caring for Tor and has noticed the toll that caregiving can take mentally as well as physically. “It’s not an easy job. He needs you for everything, so you have to be taking care of him 24/7” Stephane says.

Young caregivers are an often overlooked population with millions of children and young adults caring for loved ones with little access to emotional as well as financial support.
Find the link for the full short film - Caring for Tor on my Instagram account. @kitracahana

#youngcarer #youngcaregiver #cerebralpalsy #caregiving #caregiver #care #disability #ottawa #canada #youngcarers #brothers #love


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#Repost @natgeo
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Film by @kitracahana // Find link to film on my Instagram account. //
Stephane Alexis, 24, has put his own goals and aspirations on hold to help his parents care for his younger brother Torence, who has cerebral palsy. He spends upwards of 20 hours per week caring for Tor and has noticed the toll that caregiving can take mentally as well as physically. “It’s not an easy job. He needs you for everything, so you have to be taking care of him 24/7” Stephane says.

Young caregivers are an often overlooked population with millions of children and young adults caring for loved ones with little access to emotional as well as financial support.
Find the link for the full short film - Caring for Tor on my Instagram account. @kitracahana

#youngcarer #youngcaregiver #cerebralpalsy #caregiving #caregiver #care #disability #ottawa #canada #youngcarers #brothers #love


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I’m not necessarily a young caregiver if the stats are defined as 15-29. I couldn’t imagine doing it at those ages or all that it would’ve required. Caregiving for my mom is the hardest yet most rewarding thing I’ve ever done (Thank God for family and friends). All of the frustration and tiredness melt away, if only for a moment, when you see the one you are caring for smile or laugh. I never knew that a smile could become such valuable currency! That being said, I need to look up the stats here in the U.S. on young caregivers. Even as tired as I can be on some days, I still have some fuel in the tank to fight for the rights of the disabled and those who care for them. 👌🏽 thank you @powerful_porshe for sending me this. Can’t wait to watch the film. Y’all check it out too!
#Repost @kitracahana with @get_repost
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Stephane Alexis, 24, has put his own goals and aspirations on hold to help his parents care for his younger brother Torence, who has cerebral palsy. He spends upwards of 20 hours per week caring for Tor and has noticed the toll that caregiving can take mentally as well as physically. “It’s not an easy job. He needs you for everything, so you have to be taking care of him 24/7” Stephane says.

Young caregivers are an often overlooked population with millions of children and young adults caring for loved ones with little access to emotional as well as financial support.
Find the link for the full CBC short film - Caring for Tor on the link in my bio. @sowlysteve @cbcnews @cbcthenational
#youngcarer #youngcaregiver #cerebralpalsy #caregiving #caregiver #care #disability #ottawa #canada


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#Repost @natgeo
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Film by @kitracahana // Find link to film on my Instagram account. //
Stephane Alexis, 24, has put his own goals and aspirations on hold to help his parents care for his younger brother Torence, who has cerebral palsy. He spends upwards of 20 hours per week caring for Tor and has noticed the toll that caregiving can take mentally as well as physically. “It’s not an easy job. He needs you for everything, so you have to be taking care of him 24/7” Stephane says.

Young caregivers are an often overlooked population with millions of children and young adults caring for loved ones with little access to emotional as well as financial support.
Find the link for the full short film - Caring for Tor on my Instagram account. @kitracahana

#youngcarer #youngcaregiver #cerebralpalsy #caregiving #caregiver #care #disability #ottawa #canada #youngcarers #brothers #love


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#Repost @natgeo
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Film by @kitracahana // Find link to film on my Instagram account. //
Stephane Alexis, 24, has put his own goals and aspirations on hold to help his parents care for his younger brother Torence, who has cerebral palsy. He spends upwards of 20 hours per week caring for Tor and has noticed the toll that caregiving can take mentally as well as physically. “It’s not an easy job. He needs you for everything, so you have to be taking care of him 24/7” Stephane says.

Young caregivers are an often overlooked population with millions of children and young adults caring for loved ones with little access to emotional as well as financial support.
Find the link for the full short film - Caring for Tor on my Instagram account. @kitracahana

#youngcarer #youngcaregiver #cerebralpalsy #caregiving #caregiver #care #disability #ottawa #canada #youngcarers #brothers #love


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Regrann from @natgeo - Film by @kitracahana // Find link to film on my Instagram account. //
Stephane Alexis, 24, has put his own goals and aspirations on hold to help his parents care for his younger brother Torence, who has cerebral palsy. He spends upwards of 20 hours per week caring for Tor and has noticed the toll that caregiving can take mentally as well as physically. “It’s not an easy job. He needs you for everything, so you have to be taking care of him 24/7” Stephane says.

Young caregivers are an often overlooked population with millions of children and young adults caring for loved ones with little access to emotional as well as financial support.
Find the link for the full short film - Caring for Tor on my Instagram account. @kitracahana

#youngcarer #youngcaregiver #cerebralpalsy #caregiving #caregiver #care #disability #ottawa #canada #youngcarers #brothers #love - #regrann


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#Repost @natgeo with @get_repost
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Film by @kitracahana // Find link to film on my Instagram account. //
Stephane Alexis, 24, has put his own goals and aspirations on hold to help his parents care for his younger brother Torence, who has cerebral palsy. He spends upwards of 20 hours per week caring for Tor and has noticed the toll that caregiving can take mentally as well as physically. “It’s not an easy job. He needs you for everything, so you have to be taking care of him 24/7” Stephane says.

Young caregivers are an often overlooked population with millions of children and young adults caring for loved ones with little access to emotional as well as financial support.
Find the link for the full short film - Caring for Tor on my Instagram account. @kitracahana

#youngcarer #youngcaregiver #cerebralpalsy #caregiving #caregiver #care #disability #ottawa #canada #youngcarers #brothers #love


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#Caregivers come in all ages. No matter what age, it’s never easy.
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#Repost @natgeo with @get_repost
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Film by @kitracahana // Find link to film on my Instagram account. //
Stephane Alexis, 24, has put his own goals and aspirations on hold to help his parents care for his younger brother Torence, who has cerebral palsy. He spends upwards of 20 hours per week caring for Tor and has noticed the toll that caregiving can take mentally as well as physically. “It’s not an easy job. He needs you for everything, so you have to be taking care of him 24/7” Stephane says.

Young caregivers are an often overlooked population with millions of children and young adults caring for loved ones with little access to emotional as well as financial support.
Find the link for the full short film - Caring for Tor on my Instagram account. @kitracahana

#youngcarer #youngcaregiver #cerebralpalsy #caregiving #caregiver #care #disability #ottawa #canada #youngcarers #brothers #love


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Film by @kitracahana // Find link to film on my Instagram account. //
Stephane Alexis, 24, has put his own goals and aspirations on hold to help his parents care for his younger brother Torence, who has cerebral palsy. He spends upwards of 20 hours per week caring for Tor and has noticed the toll that caregiving can take mentally as well as physically. “It’s not an easy job. He needs you for everything, so you have to be taking care of him 24/7” Stephane says.

Young caregivers are an often overlooked population with millions of children and young adults caring for loved ones with little access to emotional as well as financial support.
Find the link for the full short film - Caring for Tor on my Instagram account. @kitracahana

#youngcarer #youngcaregiver #cerebralpalsy #caregiving #caregiver #care #disability #ottawa #canada #youngcarers #brothers #love


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It's Feedback Friday and today I'm sharing with you our Feedback from our amazing trip to Playfest. On May 12th Cheshire Young Carers took a trip to Tatton Park to have a go on the world’s longest inflatable assault course.
The young carers thought it was brilliant, none of them had tried anything like it before. Active Cheshire have funded our ‘Fitbit Initiative’ - this is a project that was set up to raise awareness of the importance of daily physical activity, and it also allows us to measure the young people’s daily exercise levels through their Fitbit device. Every young carer smashed the 10k step goal, something they typically wouldn’t manage to do whilst they were at home.
It was a great day for everybody involved – thanks to Active Cheshire for making this happen!
#feedbackfriday #playfest #fitbit #activity #youngcarers #cheshirecharity #charity #youngcaregiver #carerawareness #cyc


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This is shingles. Has life been stressful lately? Oh you could say it has.
Between taking care of Dad/Joe, then my grandma dying three weeks ago and trying to take care of my mom through that. Then my aunt putting pressure on us about Dad because she’s just beginning her grief cycle while we have been going through this for years. Then work just getting busier and that’s just how it is. Traveling, not sleeping, not drinking enough water, not taking real time for myself.
So now I have shingles, in what the doctors said is the most painful place. My scalp and eyebrow. I had to go to an eye doctor after the dermatologist to make sure I wasn’t going to lose sight in that eye. Gonna have to take all the drugs and follow up with both of them next Thursday.
Caregivers, you need to take care of yourself. Antidepressants are helpful but can also mask symptoms that can tell you your body needs help. Rest, invest in yourself, get sleep, drink more water, eat more veggies, use essential oils or medicinal marijuana (if you’re lucky enough to get it) or CBD oil to help. Go get massages and light therapy. Take time for yourself.
#alzheimers #caregivers #youngcaregiver #shingles #selfcare #houston #alzheimersawareness #dementia


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