While most caregivers wouldn't dream of being anywhere else but at the side of their loved one, they often underestimate the strain to their own internal resources. They are taking on more responsibility, they're worried and they often put their own needs last. In many cases they put up a brave front, because after all, they aren't the one that is ill. But this illness has taken hold of them too.
The affects of cancer on caregivers needs more attention. Looking after themselves helps them to be the caregivers that they choose to be. But how can they do this and what can you do to help?
What the Caregiver Can Do
How to Help the Caregiver