Episode 7 - Finding your new 'normal' after a loved ones diagnosis

Let's Talk About Brain Tumours

Sep 7 2021 • 51 mins


In this episode, we talk to Diane Thomas about how a loved one's diagnosis changes life for everyone not just the person with the diagnosis and why creating a new 'normal' is so important. Diane talks about problem-solving and finding creative solutions to keep creating a new 'normal' as things changed.   Diane also talks about her experiences of having to deal with her husband's personality changes due to the location of his tumour and the importance of not being afraid to ask for help.

Diane also shares suggestions on how friends can help and that these don't have to be big it can be as simple as cooking a bit extra and taking it over to a friend who is knee-deep in caring for someone.

If you would like to speak to someone from our support team you can call 0808 800 0004 or email the team support@thebraintumourcharity.org

You can find out more about personality changes due to a brain tumour here https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/living-with-a-brain-tumour/side-effects/personality-changes/

You can join our Carers Facebook Group here https://www.facebook.com/groups/470978559740874

If you would like more information on being a carer you can find information on our website here https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/living-with-a-brain-tumour/relationships/caring-somebody/