Laura McKee

How My Children Feel about Family Life with a Chronically Ill Parent

When a parent becomes ill or is ill long-term, we wonder how it affects our children. Are they okay as they say they are? How much should we tell them? Laura McKee talks about her family’s strategies for coping and communication.

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, practicing self-care, and adjusting daily routines. 

43 Caregivers Patient Stories

Coming to Terms with Chronic Illness as a Family
10 mins
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Laura McKee

Coming to Terms with Chronic Illness as a Family

5 Tips to Get the Most from Your Doctor as a Caregiver
9 mins
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Marc Lawrence

5 Tips to Get the Most from Your Doctor as a Caregiver

3 Powerful Self-Care Habits for Caregivers
3 mins
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Susanne White

3 Powerful Self-Care Habits for Caregivers

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

Staying Calm: Caregiving in the Face of Anger

When Someone You Love Forgets Your Name
3 mins
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Susanne White

When Someone You Love Forgets Your Name

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

4 Tips to Avoid Control Issues as a Caregiver

When Someone You Love Forgets Your Name
3 mins
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Susanne White

When Someone You Love Forgets Your Name

Caregiving and Friendships: A Lonely Love
6 mins
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Teena Gates

Caregiving and Friendships: A Lonely Love

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

How to Manage Anger and Guilt as a Caregiver

“Are You Okay?” 3 Communication Tips for Caregivers
3 mins
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Marc Lawrence

“Are You Okay?” 3 Communication Tips for Caregivers

4 Self-Care Tips for Caregivers
4 mins
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Marc Lawrence

4 Self-Care Tips for Caregivers

4 Ways Men Can Become Better Caregivers
4 mins
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Marc Lawrence

4 Ways Men Can Become Better Caregivers

Caregiving Doesn’t Stop When Chemo Does
4 mins
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Anna Crollman

Caregiving Doesn’t Stop When Chemo Does

Grounded and Grateful: How Caregivers Can Cope in the New Normal
4 mins
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Susanne White

Grounded and Grateful: How Caregivers Can Cope in the New Normal

4 Things the Pandemic Has Taught me About Preparedness
6 mins
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Marc Lawrence

4 Things the Pandemic Has Taught me About Preparedness

4 Ways Caregivers Must Adjust to the ‘New Normal’ in Isolation
4 mins
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Marc Lawrence

4 Ways Caregivers Must Adjust to the ‘New Normal’ in Isolation

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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