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How To Support a Friend with Heart Disease

Editor’s Note: When a family member or friend is sick with a chronic disease like heart failure, the role of caregiver often falls to women. However, more than one in three women is living with some form of cardiovascular disease themselves: It is the number one killer of women in … (read full article)

Categories: Caregiving, General
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Understanding Chronic Heart Failure: Advice for Caregivers

Are you caring for a loved one with chronic heart failure? Being a family caregiver can feel overwhelming and isolating, but you are not alone. According to the American Heart Association, more than six million American families have an adult member dealing with heart failure. And while living with any … (read full article)

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Caring for a Child with Migraine

Editor’s Note: The following is reprinted with permission from the American Migraine Foundation. Visit the American Migraine Foundation web site to download a copy of the full guide, which includes additional information on pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments. Nothing hurts more than seeing your child in pain. Between four and ten … (read full article)

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Maintaining Control with Parkinson’s Disease Through Palliative Care

Editor’s Note: This week, we share some advice for caregivers of those living with Parkinson’s disease on how palliative care can help, from a post reprinted with permission from www.GetPalliativeCare.org. We encourage our readers to visit this site for more useful tips and insights on palliative care for people with … (read full article)

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Understanding the Voice of Cancer Caregivers

At the Cancer Support Community, we have always strived to serve everyone who has been affected by cancer. For us, this means providing support to patients as well as their family members, who often play a critical role in providing support and care. It also means conducting research that prioritizes … (read full article)

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From CancerCare: The Importance of Cancer Caregivers in Medical Settings

Being the primary caregiver to a cancer patient is a long, intense experience both physically and emotionally. The cancer caregiver often experiences all the highs and lows of the patient’s cancer journey and is there to observe every detail, for better or for worse. This makes the caregiver a beacon … (read full article)

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Help for Pediatric Cancer Patient Caregivers

By definition, parents are their child’s number one caregiver. However, when that child has cancer, “caregiving” takes on a completely new meaning and many new challenges. Consider the journey: A child is born, and the proud parents wait for a little cry.  They count ten fingers and ten toes and … (read full article)

Categories: Caregiving, General
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Calling for A Culture of Caring

When someone becomes ill with a chronic disease such as cancer or multiple sclerosis, theirs is not the only life that changes. Indeed, their illness can impact friends, co-workers, and most particularly, their family members. Nowhere is that impact felt more strongly than by the family caregiver: the person whom … (read full article)

Primary category: Migraine

The Cascading Effect of Migraine Disease

Editor’s Note: June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. Medical experts don’t fully understand what causes migraines, making the condition difficult to diagnose and treat. This week, Real World Health Care brings you insights from the perspective of a family caregiver supporting a loved one with chronic migraine. “I … (read full article)

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Lung Cancer: Being a Better Caregiver

This week, Real World Health Care continues our series on caregiving by speaking with Deborah P. Brown, Chief Mission Officer of the American Lung Association. Brown oversees strategic planning and implementation of the Association’s health promotions programs, advocacy efforts and research programs. We talked about lung cancer programs and services … (read full article)