Taking care of someone with a chronic illness like cancer poses unique challenges. How do you become a great caregiver?
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It can be hard to know how to act, and the right words hard to come by, when you’re in a relationship with someone who has cancer. That’s why as cancer nurses we talk to people about “cancer etiquette.”
If you’re caring for an aging loved one with cancer, you face challenges: Logistical challenges. Emotional challenges. Challenges that affect your own health. Dale Shepard, MD, PhD, has witnessed this firsthand in his patients and in the families who care for them. He offers the following advice for providing the best care possible and keeping … Read More
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Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease is an emotional rollercoaster, even for the most patient caregivers. You may feel you are losing control of a changing relationship. But there is always hope, says Alex Rae-Grant, MD, interim director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Dr. Rae-Grant offers some pointers … Read More