As a caregiver, you play a critical role in the treatment journey of your friend or family member with multiple myeloma. There are different types of caregivers, including spouses/partners, family members, neighbors, and friends.
Being a caregiver can be challenging. It is normal for you to feel nervous or overwhelmed about what is expected of you. Your role as a caregiver changes as your loved one’s needs change depending on where he or she is in the treatment journey. By supporting a friend or family member receiving DARZALEX®, you can have a positive impact and influence on his or her journey.
Your loved one may have questions about different aspects of treatment. Your support and knowledge can help him or her during this time.
By providing encouragement and support, you can help your loved one stick with his or her treatment plan and take other steps to get well, such as eating healthy meals or dealing with certain emotions. There’s no way to anticipate everything you might need to know as a caregiver, but by becoming familiar with the disease and treatment, you can offer support to help your loved one make informed decisions.
As a caregiver, it can be difficult to take the time to care for and focus on yourself. It can feel selfish, but self-care is an important part of being a caregiver, as maintaining your own health and energy allows you to more fully enjoy time with your loved one and provide the best care possible.
As a caregiver, remember to take the time to care for yourself and to focus on yourself some of the time as well.
Come back shortly to learn about some helpful tips for supporting your loved one, as well as tips to help you focus on yourself.
Patient and Caregiver Stories
Learn from patients on DARZALEX® and their caregivers about their experiences.