Younger Male Caregivers? They’re Everywhere
The traditional caregiver for an older adult is female, middle-age, and mid-career with teenagers at home—but Millennial male caregivers are flipping this stereotypical frame on its head. Nearly half of Millennial caregivers are men just starting to pursue their education, career, and social goals. What does being a Millennial male caregiver look like in 2018? With old-fashioned ideas still present about who provides care and what one’s contribution to family looks like, how can society recalibrate and expand on gender norms and what it means to provide for each other? Explore the Do YOU give a care? community, hear from Millennial male caregivers about their experience, and learn what one advocate is doing to expand policy consciousness about this intergenerational social equity issue.
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Additional Supporting Materials
- Why is it important to recognize the role Millennial caregivers play as the population ages?
- What is specific to male caregivers, particularly how they navigate their caregiving role alongside traditional expectations and gender norms?
- What resources are available to young caregivers who might feel isolated and without support?
- Bruce Chernof, President and Chief Executive Officer, The SCAN Foundation
- Brian Reed, Senior Producer & Podcast Host/Co-Creator, This American Life
- Nihal Satyadev, CEO & Co-Founder, The Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s
- Zach Gassoumis, Research Assistant Professor, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and the Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California
Mari Nicholson, Director of Communications, The SCAN Foundation