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How to Be an Empowered (and Empowering) Caregiver to A Stage IV Patient

We are continuing to celebrate Caregiver Awareness Month here at the Social Health Network by resharing some of our best community articles related to caregiving.

At BladderCancer.net, Patient Leader Renata Louwers shares how to be the most empowered and empowering caregiver to someone living with stage IV cancer. She states: “Yes, it was rewarding and meaningful. But ultimately, it was just very difficult – emotionally and physically. I think it is one of the hardest things we can face in life …”

She explains how difficult it was to manage her then-husband’s pain, how she tried to prioritize her own self-care, and how she tried to be an active and caring listener. You can read Renata’s full article here.

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