Tag: caregivers and palliative care

How Palliative Care Can Help People with Alzheimer’s Disease and their Families

May 22, 2023

Palliative care can provide many benefits to people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, and their caregivers.


Palliative care can provide many benefits to people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, and their caregivers.

“Palliative care is an opportunity for you and your loved one to get a helping hand and make it easier for both of you,” says Doris Phildor, Health Systems Director at the Alzheimer’s Association in New York City.  … Read More

How Palliative Care Helps With CHF

February 12, 2023

By Andrew Esch, MD

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a serious illness that can take a toll on quality of life for patients and their families. If you are living with CHF, you already know that it is a serious illness in which the heart is unable to pump blood properly. Palliative care can help.  … Read More

Three Ways Palliative Care Teams Help the Caregiver Too

December 11, 2022

The holiday season can be a difficult season for family caregivers. When your loved one is living with a serious illness, you won’t let them tackle the obstacles alone. Their struggles are your struggles. Their pain is your pain. You’re there to help them in any way you can.

But who helps you?  … Read More

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
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