What is a caregiver? A caregiver is an unpaid family member, friend, or neighbor who provides care to an individual who has a condition and needs help.
Pituitary disorders can dramatically affect the caregivers relationship and life. Caregivers can be thrust into a role they are not prepared for.The patient will experience emotional, social, physical and financial impacts from their disorder. As a caregiver, you were probably dealing with some of these things long before a diagnosis was made. Adapting to your new reality may not be easy, but you are not alone. The Alberta Pituitary Patient Society is here to provide a support system to caregivers. You need as much information and support as the patient needs.
Caregivers experience both positives and negatives in their roles.
On the plus side:
On the down side:
There are real risks to your mental and physical health. As caregivers we need to be informed. We also have to focus on ourselves. We need to be healthy and happy ourselves to be able to provide the best care to our loved ones.
Watch for signs these signs. If any of these signs are present please contact your doctor.
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