Finding out that your aging parent has cancer can be one of the most difficult times of your life. As their adult child, you are thinking about your loved one, the suffering that they might experience, and the possibility of their life being shortened as a result of the disease. As their family caregiver, you are thinking about the additional care that they will need as they either undergo treatments or live with the condition throughout its course.
In both of your roles, one of the most important things that you will need to do is ensure that you are addressing not just your parent’s physical needs, but also their emotional needs.
Knowing that your aging parent has cancer is extremely difficult for you, but it is important for you to recognize the impact that it makes on your senior as well. Offering them the emotional support… Continue reading