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Caring for the Caregiver

  • Posted: 06/29/2007

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"If there's one thing that's come out of taking care of someone, it's that I've learned what's important really fast. And that's a lesson that I'll carry with me forever." - Jenny

As a caregiver, try to remember to:

  • Strike a balance each day.
  • Focus on your needs, too.
  • Care for yourself while caring for your loved one.
  • Make time for resting and relaxing.

Life-changing events often give people the chance to grow. They may help people see what's most important to them. Many say that caring for someone with cancer changed them forever. They used their strengths to support their loved one. And they learned more about themselves along the way.