What is the best way to help a cancer patient during the holidays?
Here are some ideas for caregivers when caring for someone during the holidays:
Understand if your loved one is not feeling in the mood to celebrate
Be supportive of your loved one’s feelings
Be a good listener
Keep an eye on your loved one — if your loved one can’t get up or doesn’t get out of bed, this could be a sign of depression
If your loved one always enjoyed holidays, then offer to decorate for them or to help them decorate
If your loved one wants to send out cards, offer to help address envelopes
Discuss the holidays in advance
Make sure the food /smell is not something that would cause nausea
Don’t compare holidays
Don’t be afraid to ask for help from your friends, family, and neighbors
Consider talking to a counselor to help you get through what can be a very stressful time.
Continue healthy eating and exercise