Caregiver

6 Tips for Helping Siblings With a Child's Cancer Diagnosis

When a child in the family is diagnosed with cancer, the dynamics of that family are going to undergo some profound changes. Use these tips to help your healthy children better cope with a cancer diagnosis.

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5 Tips for Talking to Children About Dying

What do you do to make sure your child understands what dying means, and how do you start the conversation? While the answers will be different for every child, and depends on their age and stage of development, here are some general guidelines.

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Demystifying Hospice Care
7.17.2019 hopeful

Hospice care offers supportive and palliative care, meaning management of symptoms, but not curing them. This means that patients can accept that they are nearing the end of their life without having to go through the pains of treatment. In hospice care, patients are made as comfortable as possible while their disease progresses.

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How to Cope When Your Child Is Diagnosed With Cancer

During the first few weeks, parents of cancer patients have an entirely new world to navigate and a lot to manage, and may feel overwhelmed or ill-equipped to deal with what’s to come. Here are our tips and suggestions for helping parents cope, as well as some followup resources for further study.

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Sitting Too Much Raises Colorectal Cancer Risk
6.26.2019 hopeful

Researchers followed nearly 90,000 women, ages 25 to 42, for more than 20 years. They found that those who watched seven to 14 hours of TV a week were 70 percent more likely to develop colorectal cancer than those who watched less TV.

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Managing Feelings of Caregiver Resentment

There are more than 40 million Americans currently engaged in some kind of caregiver role. While providing care for a loved one can be rewarding, the responsibility also comes with a host of new challenges.

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