While being a caregiver can be stressful, below you’ll find some ways to make it a healthy and fulfilling experience.
Adempas is approved to treat adults with:
- Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) (WHO Group 4) treated with surgery but who continue to have high pulmonary blood pressure (persistent) or it comes back after surgery (recurrent), or that cannot be treated with surgery (inoperable)
- Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) (WHO Group 1)
The Adempas clinical studies included mostly patients with WHO functional class II-III symptoms. It is not known if Adempas is safe and effective in children.
WHO=World Health Organization
Care for yourself so you can continue to care for others
Your physical and emotional wellness is a crucial part of your ability to provide care. Take steps to live a healthier life to ensure you can give loved ones the best care possible.
Here are a number of things that caregivers can do for themselves. Consider:
Talking about your experience with friends and family
Getting enough sleep
Doing something you like every day
Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet
Making and keeping your own medical appointments
Setting aside meditative personal time
Asking for and accepting help
Focusing on what you are able to provide, not what you think is missing
Creating your own personal health goals
Scheduling time for your hobbies
Your role as caregiver requires you to keep the big picture in mind, but it may help to focus on what you can achieve in the here and now.
Being emotionally supportive of your loved one is probably the most important thing you can do for them. You are giving something back, and you’re making a difference in someone else’s life.
Many caregivers have been down the road you are walking right now. This website lists some resources you can use to connect with their stories and support.
It is not uncommon for some caregivers to observe that there is a relationship between their emotional state and that of the person they care for. Once again, there is nothing abnormal about this experience. Caregiving isn’t easy, but it can be vastly rewarding for both you and the person that you’re supporting. The more you know, the more confident you may feel about your involvement in the process.
Of course, this is just a brief overview. There’s a lot to learn. Review your personal wellness techniques from time to time and connect with the available resources, there to help improve your caregiving experience.