Monthly Archives: October 2016

Adjusting to Life After Caregiving

A caregiver plays an important role in supporting a person with cancer. A caregiver provides physical, emotional, and practical care daily or as needed. Many caregivers focus on providing this support, especially if a family member’s or friend’s treatment lasts for many months. However, as the treatment and disease change, so does the caregiver’s role. […]

Life After Lung Cancer

A lung cancer diagnosis is life-changing for the caregiver as well as for the person with the disease. When you became a caregiver, you added managing your loved one’s health care, treatments, and appointments in addition to other family and financial responsibilities to your role. After your role as caregiver has ended because your loved […]

Tips for Dealing with Caregiver Burden

For many people, there’s no hesitation to help out when it’s time to care for a loved one who’s lost independence due to health problems, old age, dementia or any other reason. Existing workloads are rearranged, large sacrifices are made of time, effort and money, and the well-being of the loved one in need is […]

10 Ways to Care For Yourself When Caring For Loved Ones

Caring for our loved ones can be one of the most meaningful, uplifting acts we do, it can also be physically exhausting and emotionally draining, especially if you’re juggling it with a job or other responsibilities. In addition, being a caregiver can negatively impact your financial status, your personal time, your career, and even your […]

Ways to Take Care of Yourself From Caregiver Stress

In the past year, about 43.5 million adults in the United States provided unpaid care to an adult or a child according to an AARP research report, and roughly one in five of the people surveyed identified themselves as caregivers. While many of us spend much of our time and energy taking care of others, we […]