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If you are caring for someone with fatigue, there are a number of simple things that you can do to help.
You can go with your relative or friend on their visits to hospital and take the fatigue diary with you. Discuss with the doctors and nurses:
Caring for another person can be exhausting. It’s important that you also look after yourself and avoid getting overly tired. This can be difficult when you have a lot to do and you don’t want to let your relative or friend down.
You may need to involve other people or organisations to help with the caring, especially if you also have an illness that makes you feel tired. Try not to feel guilty if you do need extra help, and try to remember it’s not helpful if you both feel tired.
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Content last reviewed: 1 February 2011
Next planned review: 2013
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