caregiving

Resources for Mesothelioma Caregivers

In case you missed it, November was National Family Caregivers Month. Caregiving is a challenging 24/7 job that can create anxiety when managing time and resources. It is also rewarding to see the positive impact you make on your loved one’s life and health. We encourage you to get involved in the caregiver community with […]


Spreading Hope as a Mesothelioma Caregiver

by Janet Graeff
As of March 14, 2016, my daughter is 10 years NED, no evidence of disease. She is a peritoneal mesothelioma survivor. I was her primary caregiver during her recovery from surgery and chemotherapy. The chemo, for her, was extremely difficult. We nearly lost her to a weird reaction to the second infusion. But, […]


New Resources and Webinars for Family Caregivers of Mesothelioma Patients

In November, we acknowledged National Family Caregivers Month by releasing information for caregivers and hosting two webinars on the topics of Medical and Palliative Care Decisions and Self-Care for Caregivers. Both webinars are available on demand free of charge at curemeso.org/caregivers.
With a loved one’s diagnosis of mesothelioma, the closest family member is often catapulted into […]


Caregiver Burnout: The Unspoken Suffering of the Caregiver

by Mary Hesdorffer, NP, Executive Director of the Meso Foundation
Speak to any caregiver and they will share with you the rewards of caring for a loved one when tragedy strikes. In the beginning, the tasks are met and the list items ticked off one by one. It feels good to be unselfish; the endorphins are […]


The Holiday Table

by Mary Hesdorffer, Nurse Practitioner
Executive Director, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
The holidays are approaching, and the dreaded holiday feasts begin. The mesothelioma patient who is undergoing chemo, or perhaps has not regained their appetite, can be very uncomfortable sitting at a table laden with holiday goodies and an expectation that they will dive in with relish.
So […]