Physical health

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Shopping, housework, cooking, personal care, medicating, lifting, transporting, calling health care workers, making medical appointments, offering a shoulder to cry on and more, could be in the job description of someone caring for a person with advanced cancer.

It is little wonder then that many caregivers say they have too much on their plate and their own health suffers as a result. They may be tired and exhausted, have back, neck and shoulder problems, struggle with weight and fitness or be sick from stress. To top it off, they may not be getting enough sleep.

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Life, Hope & Reality was developed and written by Afaf Girgis, Claire Johnson, and Sylvie Lambert with funding from the NHMRC and Cancer Council NSW.

Last updated 30 August 2015