These online resources have been created specifically to help people who are caring for loved ones with cancer.
Family Caregiving 101
Getting started as a caregiver? The checklists and resource information on this site, sponsored by the National Alliance for Caregiving and the National Family Caregivers Association, give caregivers a head start.
Caregiver resources from the National Cancer Institute
These booklets cover everything from caring for yourself to caring for someone who has completed cancer treatment.
Caregiver resources from the American Cancer Society
The ACS offers resources to help caregivers cope, explains what cancer caregivers should expect, and provides advice on end-of-life issues.
Resources from CancerCare
This site can provide you with information on your loved one's diagnosis, self care, and telephone and online counseling services.
The Family Caregiver Alliance
This information and advocacy organization provides both policy information and practical help. Among its resources are caregiver information in Spanish and Chinese, "Caregiver University," and a searchable database of services.
In addition to finding resources, this site allows caregivers to save critical information like medications, appointment schedules, and even doctor's names, so that information is centralized. The site also lets families create Web pages to organize a master care
Caregivers Bill of Rights
From the Utah Coalition for Caregiver Support.
National Family Caregivers Association
This site includes tips and tools to help family caregivers deal with the emotional and practical sides of caregiving.
Strength for Caring
The "Just for Caregivers" section of this site provides a forum for learning about common concerns: managing guilt, holding family meetings, and handling stress, among other things.
AARP Caregiving website
While much of the information is targeted to adult children caring for aging parents, there is a wealth of information for any caregiver.
Family Caregiver Handbook
Find practical elder care resources for residents of Massachusetts.
American Medical Association's caregiver self-assessment
Caregiving can be stressful. Don't be too quick to write off your feelings of fatigue, pain, or stress. Call your doctor if symptoms persist. Take this Caregiver's Assessment to learn more.
Depression screening quiz
If you're having sleep or appetite problems, feeling irritable or tearful, or simply "blah," you might be depressed. Take this simple screening test to see if treatment for depression might be helpful to you.
This all-purpose site contains useful self-care techniques, including tips for getting better sleep, self-help and support for depression, and relaxation techniques.
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