THERE ARE MORE THAN 1 .4 MILLION CHILD CAREGIVERS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 8 AND 18 IN THE UNITED STATES.
This number is more than the total student population in New York City, Chicago, and D.C. combined. Evenly divided between girls and boys, about one-third are ages 8 - 11, and nearly 40 percent are ages 12 - 15. Caregiving impacts children’s lives - both positively and negatively, they have different life experiences than their non-caregiving peers. Most often, the family member is a parent or grandparent with a condition such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. - The National Alliance for Caregiving