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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.

I'm a caregiver

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.