Why Siblings Are The Forgotten Caregivers

When Katie MacDonald bought a new home in Brantford, Ont., this past spring, one of her main concerns was finding a house that was suitable for her older brother, Neil.

In 2018, Katie started having intentional conversations with her parents about what Neil’s life would look like when he gets older. It wasn’t easy. While her parents had long advocated for better support for people with Down syndrome, the family hadn’t really discussed what Neil’s future would look like when his parents got older.

Sibling caregivers have their own needs, too. They’re often balancing their careers and families, and also caring for aging parents.

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