Category: Caregiver

Caregiver

Caregiver

E: Caregiver - Balancing care and self

Emotional

Emotional - Lack of Resources

Emotional: Caregiver - Loss of Self

Navigating Caregiving and Regaining a Sense of Self

The journey of caregiving for a loved one battling brain cancer is a deep and frequently life-changing experience. As caregivers, we often find ourselves immersed in the role, dedicating our time, energy, and emotions to support our loved one through this challenging period of life. However, with the demands of caregiving, it’s easy to lose sight of our own identity and needs. In this article, we explore the steps one can take in regaining a sense of self during the tumultuous journey of brain cancer.Acknowledge Your Feelings:Caring for a loved one with brain cancer can elicit a wide range of …

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Caregiver

Caregiver

R: Caregiver - Relationship Changes

Relational

Relational - Finding Rhythm

Relational: Caregiver - Understanding the Relational Aspect of the Journey

Navigating Relationship Changes as a Caregiver

Caring for a loved one with a brain tumor is a trying experience that extends beyond the patient-caregiver relationship, impacting interactions with spouses, children, friends, and extended family members. Here, we dive into the complex dynamics of caregiving and explore how it effects relationships across different aspects of life. Spousal Relationships Caring for a spouse with a brain tumor often leads to profound changes in the marital relationship:Role Reversal: Caregivers may find themselves assuming roles traditionally held by their spouses, such as managing household finances, making medical decisions, and providing emotional support.

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Caregiver

R: Caregiver burnout

Relational

Relational - Finding Rhythm

Relational: Caregiver - Communicating with support system

How to Cope with Caregiver Burnout

When a loved one gets a brain tumor diagnosis, someone must step into the crucial role of caregiver. This is a brave step to take, full of its own stresses and challenges, in addition to sharing in much of the stress that the patient is under. And while caregivers are understandably focused on putting the health and well-being of their loved one first, they’re often not prepared for just how hard their own road will be.

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Caregiver

Caregiver

R: Caregiver - Struggling to relate with others

Relational

Relational - Finding Rhythm

Relational: Caregiver - Understanding the Relational Aspect of the Journey

The Isolation of Brain Tumor Caregivers: Navigating a Lonely Journey

Caring for a loved one with a brain tumor is a profound and often isolating experience. While caregiving can be rewarding, it also comes with unique challenges that many outsiders may struggle to understand. In this article, we delve into the feelings of isolation and disconnection commonly experienced by brain tumor caregivers and explore strategies for overcoming these barriers to support. The Loneliness of the Journey: Lack of Understanding: Brain tumor caregiving is a complex role that encompasses emotional, physical, and practical challenges.

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Caregiver

Caregiver

M: Glioblastoma

Medical

Medical - Treatment

The Importance of Shared Decision-Making for Patients with Glioblastoma

A brain tumor patient will encounter numerous specialists and need to make a multitude of decisions throughout their journey. With these factors and more, navigating cancer care can be overwhelming.  For patients with glioblastoma (GBM), management is even more challenging due to their poor prognosis, feelings of isolation, need for treatment, and cognitive decline associated with this rare and progressive disorder. For these reasons, shared decision-making (SDM) must be integrated into standard practice so that patients’ expectations and goals are considered when discussing and weighing the risks and benefits of treatments.

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