Wellness for Caregivers
Caregivers become experts at both planning and improvising, going with the flow and inventing new ways to solve unexpected problems.
by Deborah J. Cornwall
Caregivers are at the center of the cancer experience, though they’re often invisible. Everyone asks how the person in treatment is doing, but people just assume that you, the caregiver, are fine, because they see you soldiering on. Everyone who is diagnosed with cancer needs an engaged caregiver who will manage access to treatments, sustain some normalcy day-to-day, and fuel hope for a cancer-free future. If you’re new to the caregiver role, here is some advice to help you get the lay of the land.
by Guy Magar
Whether it’s your wife, husband, or child, or a relative or close friend you’re caring for, it is paramount that you become the best caregiver possible for your loved one. As a caregiver for my wife, Jacqui, during her brave journey to beat acute myeloid leukemia, here is what I learned.
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and CancerCare® have launched My Cancer Circle™ (MyCancerCircle.net), an online tool that enables caregivers of people facing cancer to organize and coordinate a circle of family members and friends to provide practical and emotional support.