By Jennifer Bradley, Staff Writer
Eating healthy is extremely important if a person knows they
are at high risk for neuropathy.
Massage helps improve circulation and simulate nerves. If a
loved one’s experiencing pain with neuropathy, it can provide
some temporary relief as well.
Part of a diagnosis of any illness is then learning the
coping mechanisms needed to move forward. The same goes for
neuropathy. A caregiver can help their loved one work through
the setbacks. It is also important for a person to set
priorities each day, by staying active but not overdoing it
Many people with pain and difficulty moving around often want
to stay alone. This just makes it harder to see beyond the
challenges. Encourage a loved one to visit someone or go for a
Support is so important and as a caregiver, essential to
offer it. Many people with hereditary neuropathy are embarrassed
and unsure of themselves. Support groups and/or talking to a
counselor may be good resources as well.
Finally, if a caregiver knows a loved one has a challenging
situation approaching, help a loved one with neuropathy plan and
be prepared, as to not induce extra stress. The calmer a person
is, the less his or her symptoms will flare up.
Living with hereditary neuropathy can be stressful,
physically and emotionally. A caregiver is an important piece of
the overall puzzle to improve a loved one’s wellness and quality