Getting Involved

Talking about it

By joining a support group and/or seeing a counselor can help you cope with your feelings. These feelings may aggravate the underlying disease.

Many fear losing the ability to function and becoming dependent on others. Talking about your options may help you cope with these changes.

Participate in your health care

By talking to your doctors and nurses. They may have questions to ask you.

As a member of your health care team you have a responsibility to do your part.

  • Be prepared to ask your own questions
  • Prepare a list of questions to be answered by your physician during your visit.
  • Bring someone with you to each appointment

How active are you in your healthcare?