Chronic disease: It sounds dire, but it’s actually quite common.
Roughly 60 percent of American adults are living with at least one chronic illness, such as heart disease, diabetes, or Alzheimer’s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The focus for these folks is getting through each day as gracefully and pain-free as possible.
Meanwhile, families and friends often struggle to find ways to help. Start with the 10 powerful statements that follow. They’re more than sources of comfort; they’ll jumpstart actions that may well have a lasting positive impact on the health and life of your loved one.