Losing Each Other when Caregiving as a Family

When his mum needed full-time care, Dan Harding and his family were swamped with unmanageable emotions.

People like you, talking about their experience as a caregiver. 

Life as a Caregiver: Support and Stories from Caregivers

Read stories from people who've become caregivers for family or a loved one. Each story gives a first-person account of daily life as a caregiver, with tips for managing overwhelming emotions, practising self-care, and adjusting daily routines. 

34 Caregivers Patient Stories

Facing Anger and Uncertainty as a Young Caregiver
7 mins
article

Facing Anger and Uncertainty as a Young Caregiver

4 Tips to Make Delegating Easier for Caregivers
9 mins
article
Susanne White

4 Tips to Make Delegating Easier for Caregivers

7 Tips for Travelling as a Caregiver
6 mins
article
Marc Lawrence

7 Tips for Travelling as a Caregiver

4 Caregiving Myths that Stop Us from Asking for Help
4 mins
article
Susanne White

4 Caregiving Myths that Stop Us from Asking for Help

How to Make Caregiving Easier For You and Your Loved One
10 mins
article
Rob Obey

How to Make Caregiving Easier For You and Your Loved One

How to Let Go of Perfectionism as a Caregiver
4 mins
article
Susanne White

How to Let Go of Perfectionism as a Caregiver

How To Support Someone With Migraine
3 mins
article
Sarah Rathsack

How To Support Someone With Migraine

When You're a Caregiver with a Chronic Illness
6 mins
article
Trishna Bharadia

When You're a Caregiver with a Chronic Illness

4 Ideal Ways to Support a Loved One with Fibromyalgia
6 mins
article
Rob Obey

4 Ideal Ways to Support a Loved One with Fibromyalgia

The Caregiver's Stress Triad: Fear, Fatigue, and Failure
7 mins
article
Marc Lawrence

The Caregiver's Stress Triad: Fear, Fatigue, and Failure

Staying Calm: Caregiving in the Face of Anger
5 mins
article
Susanne White

Staying Calm: Caregiving in the Face of Anger

4 Tips to Avoid Control Issues as a Caregiver
5 mins
article
Marc Lawrence

4 Tips to Avoid Control Issues as a Caregiver

When Someone You Love Forgets Your Name
3 mins
article
Susanne White

When Someone You Love Forgets Your Name

Caregiving and Friendships: A Lonely Love
6 mins
article
Teena Gates

Caregiving and Friendships: A Lonely Love

How to Manage Anger and Guilt as a Caregiver
4 mins
article
Susanne White

How to Manage Anger and Guilt as a Caregiver

4 Self-Care Tips for Caregivers
4 mins
article
Marc Lawrence

4 Self-Care Tips for Caregivers

About Life Effects

Living with one or more chronic conditions affects your life in so many ways. The only people who really know what you are going through are those who have faced the same challenges for years. With that in mind we have created Life Effects, an initiative shaped by patients, for patients.

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