I am 22 and I graduated from college with a BA around a year ago. I was working at a part-time job when my grandmother had a stroke and then a few falls. She needed someone to help her around the house, with her medication, and with driving, so I moved to a different state to move in with her. Physically, she is doing fairly well, but I have seen a slight cognitive decline over the past few months and she has become more forgetful. A few days ago, she appears to have set something on fire while trying to cook. Now I'm wondering whether I should always be home around dinner time. If I should be, then how can I get a job or go back to school? What will I put on my resume?
How have any other young caregivers, or others in this situation, dealt with caregiving at the beginning of their work lives?