Reaching the end of treatment is an achievement – so why don’t you feel like celebrating? Here’s a Live Better With to coping emotionally and practically with life after chemotherapy or other cancer treatments… Continue reading “What happens after cancer treatment ends?”
Dealing with cancer treatment can feel physically and emotionally overwhelming at times. With so much new information to take on board, all those appointments and hospital visits, and important decisions being made about your care, it can sometimes feel as if things are out of your hands.
So, what can you do to feel more in control? Here are some Live Better With planning tips and practical strategies to help you take control of your cancer treatment… Continue reading “How to take control of your cancer treatment”
If you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), winter is always difficult time – but if you also have cancer the challenge is even greater. We’ve put together some tips for coping with the ‘winter blues’…. Continue reading “Cancer and SAD – tips for coping with winter blues when you have cancer”
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects almost one in three people – and ‘winter blues’ or ‘January blues’ can be particularly difficult if you are menopausal. Here’s a five-point Live Better With plan for coping… Continue reading “Menopause and SAD – a 5-point plan for coping with winter blues during menopause”
What are the symptoms of depression in menopause – and how can you tackle them? Continue reading “Can menopause cause depression?”
Christmas is traditionally a time for meeting up with family and friends, making merry and enjoying plenty of food and drink. But if you have cancer it can feel difficult to join in the festivities – especially if you are tired, dealing with the side effects of treatment, or just don’t feel much like celebrating.
Here is Live Better With’s guide to coping during the festive season… Continue reading “Coping with cancer at Christmas”
Being menopausal doesn’t mean that you can’t have a great time. Here’s the Live Better With Guide to surviving the festive period… Continue reading “How to survive Christmas with menopause”
The rollercoaster of changes that affect our personalities can be the most challenging symptom of menopause. If you’re experiencing them you are not alone. Here are some tips for coping…
Continue reading “Personality changes in menopause: Why you’re not alone – and tips for coping”
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!
Continue reading “Caring For Someone With Cancer”
Winter may not be your favourite season of the year, but there’s no denying that it’s the cosiest!
As the days become shorter and the mercury drops, we rely on our homes to provide us with winter comfort and entertainment. It’s a time where we hunker down in our homes enjoying tasty soups, lighting the fire, getting out the knitted throws and burning scented candles.
If you’ve recently had surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, you’ll probably be spending a lot more time at home recovering and resting. You can make simple changes so that the time you spend resting up, is more enjoyable and cosier.
Here we’ve compiled some of our favourite winter-comfort tips for creating a cosy home this winter.
Continue reading “How to keep warm and cosy this winter”