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Tips For Surviving When Your Spouse Has Advanced Colon Cancer

Stay active, be aware of potential financial issues, and talk to others experiencing the same cancer journey to lessen the anxiety and depression associated with caregiving for a loved one with advanced cancer, Judi counsels. Her husband died of cancer in 2001.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Caregiver or Care Partner? How Terminology Evolves With Awareness

Care partner implies that the person who is living with the disease and the person providing care are equal and that is as it should be. But this isn’t always the case, so when are you a caregiver, and when are you a care partner?

By The Candid Caregiver

Are You a Depressed Caregiver?

Feel like you’re letting everyone down? Have you become isolated? Carol outlines these ways and more that might signify you’re depressed as a caregiver.

By The Candid Caregiver

8 Tips for Coping With Anxiety as a Caregiver

Hobbies, journaling, exercise, can all help when handling anxiety as a caregiver. Our caregiving expert shares these and more tips.

By The Candid Caregiver

When the Caregiver Has a Chronic Condition, Too

While you’re caring for others with chronic conditions, you’re not immune to one yourself. Some days you are forced to push through caring for others, while you yourself are suffering.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Grief: The Way to Continue on Is to Work Through It

Dr. Gail Gross, Ph.D., doctor of education and nationally recognized family, child development, and human behavior expert, author, and educator talks about how to deal with the grief and massive life changes after losing a parent.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

How to Help Someone with Cancer

Many of us know a woman with breast cancer, but do you know the best things you can do or say to help her through it?

By PJ Hamel

How to Give Your Metastatic Breast Cancer Caregivers Help

Caregivers are human, too; they need a regular “battery recharge” in order to best keep caring for you. Here are some tips on how to keep your metastatic breast caregiver team in top-notch shape.

By PJ Hamel

Gifts From the Heart For the Heart

When mom has heart problems, you don’t want to give her a gift that could further harm her. These heart-healthy gifts will not only show you care, but they could even improve her heart health.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

What to Get for Mom When She Has Dementia

You struggle internally about whether you should even go through the motions of celebrating mom when she won’t understand what you’re doing. But there are ways to celebrate her that will make a difference.

By Carol Bradley Bursack