Good nutrition is always important, but it’s even more essential when facing cancer. A good diet can help patients feel better and stay strong during treatment. But that very treatment can make it hard to maintain the best nutrition for cancer patients.
physical symptoms like pain can be affected by the psychosocial influences on the patient. Psychosocial factors that may affect pain include things like marital status, social support, bereavement, home and work environment, social status, and social integration.
One of the great truths of life is that no one lives forever. Yet no one wants to talk about it. A Beginner’s Guide to the End by BJ Miller, MD and Shoshana Berger pushes past the stigmas and misconceptions to offer practical advice on how to prepare for death before the reader ever receives a diagnosis for themselves or a loved one.
In her 2018 Golden Globes speech, Oprah Winfrey said, “What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.” This is especially true when your health is at stake. Your medical team can’t give you all the help you need if they can’t see the full picture.
Sensory stimulation has been shown to benefit patients with dementia. In particular, studies have shown that tactile stimulation can increase feelings of trust and relaxation in patients with dementia while giving caregivers a positive way to interact with their patient or loved one.