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The Emotional Toll of Caring for a Loved One With Cancer

More than 80 percent of caregivers for people with terminal cancer are under significant stress and most have worse overall health than the general population.

By Diane Domina

Should You Put a Loved One in a Nursing Home? 9 Things to Consider

It's one of the hardest caregiving decisions: Do I move my loved one into a nursing home? A veteran family caregiver offers nine things to consider.

By The Candid Caregiver

Bladder Cancer Caregiving Is a Partnership

Caregiving for a loved one with bladder cancer can strengthen your connection to each other, adding a new dimension to your relationship.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

How to Keep Your Marriage Strong When You Suffer From Migraine

Migraine can be a third person in a marriage. Here are eight tips for dealing with chronic illness in your relationship and fostering intimacy as a couple.

By Jaime Sanders

Attention, Caregivers: 10 Things Not to Say to a Person With Dementia

Caregiving for dementia is full of delicate situations. Knowing how to word your responses to hard questions can improve your relationships. Start with this list.

By The Candid Caregiver

The Night I Said Goodbye

Caregiving for her husband after his colon cancer diganosis took its toll on Judi Ebbert. Read the emotional story of how she said goodbye.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

My Husband Had Advanced Colon Cancer

Her husband's colon cancer diagnosis turned their world upside down. Read Judi Ebbert's story about becoming the caregiver for his cancer journey.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Colon Cancer Caregiver Survival Tips

If you're caregiving for a loved one with advanced colon cancer, follow these tips to help you care for yourself at the same time.

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