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10 Survival Tips For A Caregiver Whose Spouse has Terminal Cancer

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Tip 1: Anticipate burdens to plan accordingly


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Tip 2: Your favorite physical activity can make the impossible seem possible


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Tip 3: A hobby or favorite game is welcome distraction from burdensome reality


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Tip 4: Communicate with people going through something similar


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Tip 5: Reach out to friends and neighbors to help reduce the burden


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Tip 6: Make recordings of your loved one speaking to individual family members


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Tip 7: Wear something that belongs to your beloved partner to underscore your eternal bond


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Tip 8: Stay busy after the loss


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Tip 9: Communicate honestly and openly to build bridges and bonds


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Tip 10: Share the knowledge that could have saved your spouse’s life with others


Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

@judithebbert

Judi Ebbert earned her PhD at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health. She has worked at three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and is a writer/editor at Moffitt Cancer Center. Judi has great interest in chronic disease prevention and treatment, and is an advocate for equitable access to care and optimal quality of life for all people. She loves swimming, her dogs and cats, great food, art, humor, and cinematic thrillers. She’s on Twitter @judithebbert.