When your partner or spouse is diagnosed with cancer, it’s a very difficult time for both of you. Many people find that they want to support their partner but find it hard to know where to start. Here’s a practical Live Better With guide to helping your partner through cancer… Continue reading “How to support your partner after a cancer diagnosis”
From hot flushes to hormone rushes, menopause is a challenging time for women – and it can sometimes be difficult for those around them to know how to help!
Here we explain some of the difficulties your partner may be facing, and offer some practical tips on how you can help to support the lady in your life through the menopause. Continue reading “How to support your wife or partner during menopause”
If you’re going through menopause, you might appreciate something a little more thoughtful than another box of chocolates or a pair of socks this Christmas. Try showing this article to Santa, and see what ends up under the tree this year – it could be a mini menopause miracle!
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Caring for someone with cancer can be one of the most rewarding things you ever do. It can strengthen your relationship as you demonstrate your love and commitment but it is also demanding, both physically and emotionally. If you have been caring for someone for some time, you may feel exhausted. You might feel guilty making time for yourself. However, looking after your wellbeing can help relieve the stress and exhaustion of caring for your loved one and reduce feelings of frustration and isolation. It also can make you an even better carer!
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Choosing a Father’s Day present can feel like an impossible task at the best of times. But that job can seem even harder when your dad has been diagnosed with cancer.
With Father’s Day just a few weeks away, you may be racking your brain for gift ideas. Socks, DIY tools and a jazzy tie are the usual gifts that come to mind for many, but if you have a father or husband who’s undergoing cancer treatment, you may want to make his Father’s Day extra special this year with a gift that shows your love and support during this tough time in his life.
Let’s add a little sunshine to all the dads, grandfather, uncles and friends undergoing cancer treatment this Father’s Day with these wonderful gifts for dads with cancer.
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It can be hard to know what gift to give someone you love who is battling a difficult illness
With Mother’s Day just a week away, you may be racking your brain for sweet and thoughtful gift ideas. Flowers, a teddy bear and perhaps a box of chocolates are the usual gifts that come to mind for many, but if you have a mother or wife who’s undergoing cancer treatment, you may want to make her Mother’s Day extra special this year with a gift that shows your love and support during this tough time in her life.
Let’s add a little sunshine to all the mums, grandmothers, aunts and friends undergoing cancer treatment this Mother’s Day! Continue reading “Mother’s Day Gifts for Mums with Cancer”
Alison and Brian of From Me to You, a letter-writing cancer charity, have graciously provided some expert tips to help make your holiday card preparation a little less daunting. Read on for fantastic advice that will have you writing in no time!
In the age of email and text messages, a handwritten note or card is an especially thoughtful gesture. Taking the time to write (and mail) a note shows you care. And, unlike emails or text messages, a handwritten note can be put on display; a ready reminder that there are people who are thinking about you and who wish you well.
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We know it can be hard finding the right thank you gifts for caregivers. Whether it’s someone special in your family, a friend who’s stuck with you through thick and thin, or an especially caring nurse or doctor, it can be difficult to show someone just how much their kindness means.
Likewise, if you know someone who’s caring for a person going through cancer, you might want to help them out during the holidays, but not know where to start. So we’ve come up with some ideas to help you find the perfect gifts for caregivers – they really do deserve it!
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Whether you or a loved one needs to stay in hospital this festive season, here are some ways to help make it a little more enjoyable
For most people, the holidays are all about spending quality time with loved ones, observing religious traditions and reflecting on everything that they have to be grateful for.
But this may seem difficult if you or a loved one has to spend Christmas in the hospital.
For people who reside in long-term care facilities, or are staying at the hospital awaiting a procedure (or recovering from one), spending the holidays in the hospital can be a lonely time. Not only are they feeling left out of the festivities, they’re also away from familiar faces and comforts of home.
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The topic of maintaining a positive attitude during cancer treatment is brought up time and time again. You can find endless words of encouragement online and there was even a study which looked into whether positive thinking could help fight the disease.
But what does “staying positive” actually mean and more importantly, how do people living with cancer feel about being told to think positively?
Continue reading “Telling a cancer patient ‘to stay positive’ – inspiring or infuriating?”