Living with lupus is tough. But, being a caregiver comes with challenges, too.
Lupus doesn’t just attack an individual – it hits the whole family network. You, the caregiver or ally (or the Lupus Warrior about to share this article) are not walking an easy path. It can be overwhelming for everyone involved.
A caregiver, according to the Merriam Webster dictionary, is someone who gives physical or emotional support to another person. Caregivers can be family members, friends, allies, and paid support staff. Regardless of who they are at the beginning of the journey, they can end up feeling a lot like family.
Here at LupusCorner, we have a lot of respect for caregivers. You’re an integral part of the lupus treatment team. It’s a position that can come with long hours, stress, and lots of worries. And an unsettling feeling that you wish you could do more.
Caregivers, thank you for all you do! Here are a few tips to help you be a strong support system (and to make sure you make time for your own needs, too!)