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Health Journey Support | Care for the Caregiver

When you take care of a loved one with cancer, it can be easy to forget to take care of yourself. This brochure provides a few reminders of ways you can stay strong and healthy.

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Care for the Caregiver

When you take care of a loved one with cancer, it can be easy to forget to take care of yourself. Here are a few reminders of ways you can stay strong and healthy. They should empower you to continue being an effective caretaker for someone else:

  • Be sure to get enough sleep. If necessary, use another bedroom to ensure you're not awakened by your loved one's symptoms or side effects

  • Be flexible in scheduling your own activities so you are available to help when needed

  • Practice stress-management techniques such as: o Yoga o Meditation

  • Make time for yourself

  • Keep an eye on physical or emotional stresses that come from caring for your loved one

  • Ask for help from others to give yourself a "break" now and then