Caregivers Need Care, Too: Ways to Promote Well-being While Taking Care of a Loved One with Cancer

November 17, 2022 Run Time: 36 min

With Dr. Allison Applebaum.

The caregiving role is likely one of the most challenging and important roles you will ever have, and for most of us, it takes a toll on our physical and mental health. In this session, we will discuss the various ways that caregiving can impact our bodies and minds, including our emotional well-being, and our sense of self. We will discuss signs and symptoms of distress, and steps you can take to help yourself feel as good as possible, while taking care of your loved one with cancer. We’ll also discuss the various types of professional support available to you, and tips to help you recognize when you might need professional support. Finally, we’ll discuss ways in which you can connect to potential benefits from caregiving, despite the stress you may be feeling.