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By National Headache Foundation  |  Dec 18, 2019

What People with Migraine Attacks Hate to Hear

Editor’s Note: Real World Health Care is pleased to close out our 2019 series on migraine by sharing an article originally published by the National Headache Foundation. Here, they share advice for helping patients respond to caregivers and others when faced with stigma associated with migraine disease. You can read…more.

Categories: Caregiving, General, Migraine
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Dec 4, 2019

The Many Moods of Heart Failure and the Caregiver Challenge

Caregivers play an important role in the well-being of chronic heart failure patients. In addition to helping their loved one manage the physical and medical aspects of heart failure, they are called on to help with the patient’s emotional health. According to Ann Laramee, APRN, Cardiology Nurse Practitioner in Cardiology…more.

Categories: Caregiving, General
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Nov 20, 2019

How To Support a Friend with Heart Disease

Editor’s Note: When a family member or friend is sick with a chronic disease like heart failure, the role of caregiver often falls to women. However, more than one in three women is living with some form of cardiovascular disease themselves: It is the number one killer of women in…more.

Categories: Caregiving, General
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Nov 5, 2019

Understanding Chronic Heart Failure: Advice for Caregivers

Are you caring for a loved one with chronic heart failure? Being a family caregiver can feel overwhelming and isolating, but you are not alone. According to the American Heart Association, more than six million American families have an adult member dealing with heart failure. And while living with any…more.

Categories: Caregiving, General
By The American Migraine Foundation  |  Oct 23, 2019

Caring for a Child with Migraine

Editor’s Note: The following is reprinted with permission from the American Migraine Foundation. Visit the American Migraine Foundation web site to download a copy of the full guide, which includes additional information on pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments. Nothing hurts more than seeing your child in pain. Between four and ten…more.

Categories: Caregiving, General
By Provided Courtesy of GetPalliativeCare.org  |  Oct 9, 2019

Maintaining Control with Parkinson’s Disease Through Palliative Care

Editor’s Note: This week, we share some advice for caregivers of those living with Parkinson’s disease on how palliative care can help, from a post reprinted with permission from www.GetPalliativeCare.org. We encourage our readers to visit this site for more useful tips and insights on palliative care for people with…more.

Categories: Caregiving, General
By Alexandra Zaleta, PhD, Senior Director, Research, Cancer Support Community  |  Sep 25, 2019

Understanding the Voice of Cancer Caregivers

At the Cancer Support Community, we have always strived to serve everyone who has been affected by cancer. For us, this means providing support to patients as well as their family members, who often play a critical role in providing support and care. It also means conducting research that prioritizes…more.

Categories: Caregiving, General
By Mary Hanley, LMSW, Oncology Social Worker, CancerCare  |  Aug 28, 2019

From CancerCare: The Importance of Cancer Caregivers in Medical Settings

Being the primary caregiver to a cancer patient is a long, intense experience both physically and emotionally. The cancer caregiver often experiences all the highs and lows of the patient’s cancer journey and is there to observe every detail, for better or for worse. This makes the caregiver a beacon…more.

Categories: Caregiving, General
By Julie Komanetsky, Vice President, Patient and Family Services, The National Children's Cancer Society  |  Aug 15, 2019

Help for Pediatric Cancer Patient Caregivers

By definition, parents are their child’s number one caregiver. However, when that child has cancer, “caregiving” takes on a completely new meaning and many new challenges. Consider the journey: A child is born, and the proud parents wait for a little cry.  They count ten fingers and ten toes and…more.

Categories: Caregiving, General
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jul 17, 2019

Calling for A Culture of Caring

When someone becomes ill with a chronic disease such as cancer or multiple sclerosis, theirs is not the only life that changes. Indeed, their illness can impact friends, co-workers, and most particularly, their family members. Nowhere is that impact felt more strongly than by the family caregiver: the person whom…more.

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