5 I'm a Caregiver
Caring for someone with cancer is a very important role. You will be this patient’s companion and aide throughout their journey. It’s important to understand that no day will be the same: while some may be easier, others will be tough. But you should always try to be alert and emotionally strong in order to inspire confidence. Nestlé Health Science is here, providing useful and important information to help and support you in this role.
Your own feelings also matter
Seeing someone you love face an illness is really hard, so it’s completely normal to feel down, hopeless and discouraged at times. That’s why it's so important to talk to someone about how you feel. Seek someone you trust for that, whether it’s a professional, friend, or family member.
Take time for yourself
Even when time is short, it’s important that you keep doing fun activities and practicing self-care. This will keep you in a good mood and make you more willing and motivated to take care of everything.
Don't forget your own health
Caregivers are often so committed to others that they forget to take care of their own health. However, you need to be healthy to be able to care for this person that is so important to you.
By Your Side
Cancer patients do not have to face the obstacles by themselves.
The Cancer Patient’s Caregiver May Need Help Too
There are several options of intervention that can bring positive results for both the caregiver and the patient. 2
Tips for Safely Preparing Food for Cancer Patients
Carefully choosing items and keeping a good hygiene when preparing meals are essential to avoid contamination.
How to Prepare Some Vegetables While Keeping Their Nutrients
Certain cooking methods can make meals more nutritious