Caring is often a two way street and this is more accurately captured by the term "care partner." A partnership is characterized by mutual cooperation. There are opportunities to give as well as receive by the person with a chronic disease as well as their partner.
The term "care partner" is a more inclusive term than caregiver and words do matter. Care Partner evokes a mutual sense of purpose as each person in the partnership has a role in the care and support provided.
This initiative includes:
🟣Seek support from other Care Partners.
🟣Take care of your health
🟣Accept offers of help
🟣Learn effective ways to communicate with doctors
🟣Practice self-care and take respite breaks often
🟣Take care of your mental health, watch out for signs of depression and anxiety.
🟣Give yourself credit for doing the best you can
🟣Become educated on chronic migraine disease
🟣Seek social support
🟣Don’t forget to have fun
🟣Set realistic goals
Stephen Carrasco (Care Partner), Erica & son Noah (both live w/Migraine) at Headache on the Hill 20