Living with Illness

 

The caregiving journey Caregiving is a journey. Sometimes you walk beside your loved one. Sometimes they need to go ahead on their own. Here we present four of the most common conditions, with suggestions for navigating your journey together.

Living with cancer Although each cancer is unique, there are common threads among them all.

Living with CHF From frequent ER visits, to fatigue and shortness of breath, learn what you can do to ease the stressors of congestive heart failure.

Living with COPD With chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) your loved one may experience “air hunger” and a constant feeling of fatigue. Find out what you can do to relieve your loved one’s distress.

Living with dementia (conditions such as Alzheimer’s) When your relative is in the advanced stages of dementia, it’s hard to know what he or she wants. Gain caregiving tips to help you on this journey of memory loss.

Links for families Discover links to online resources that make your caregiving journey easier.