Tag: caregiver

COVID-19: Tips for Caregivers

April 9, 2020

Tony Back, MD, a doctor in Seattle, has very useful and clear tips for caregivers caring for someone with a serious illness during COVID-19.  What you do is so important to the person you care for—so first, Dr. Back and all of us want to shout out a huge thank you. 

Many of you want to know what you should be doing now about coronavirus. And you’re saying, we’re already staying at home. What else can we do? Well, there are three other good things you can do now. … Read More

Coping Strategies and Resources for Family Caregivers

August 5, 2019

By Andrew Esch, MD 

If you are caring for a loved one living with a serious illness, you are part of the largest workforce in the country. More than 43 million people – that’s almost one in seven Americans – are providing unpaid care for a chronically ill, disabled, or elderly family member or friend. Many of these caregivers are holding down a full-time job at the same time, and many are also raising children.  … Read More

Five Questions to Ask Your Doctor at Diagnosis

February 24, 2019

When you receive a diagnosis of cancer, congestive heart failure (CHF), COPD, or any other serious illness, it can be very hard to think clearly on the spot. In such a situation, try not to be preoccupied with asking all the “right” questions immediately. Here are some questions that can help with your conversation:

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Pancreatic Care Action Network

Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Do’s and Don’ts

August 5, 2018  /  By Kristin Reynolds