Gloria Nelson, Caring.com Expert


Gloria Nelson is a senior oncology social worker at the Montefiore-Einstein Medical Center in Bronx, New York.


Recently Published on Caring.com

How do we help my brother-in-law, who is receiving chemo and radiation, get ready to leave the house a little quicker? — Apr 18, 2008
Chemotherapy can cause thinking and memory problems, known as "chemo brain," that might be making it difficult for your brother to be organized and efficient. For...
How do I get my brother and sister to share more of the burden of caring for our mother, who has ovarian cancer? — Jan 30, 2008
The first thing to do is to speak up and let your brother and sister know as clearly as possible what you and your mom would like them to do. You might say, "Mom has c...
How do I help my parent with cancer stay positive and look on the bright side? — Jan 18, 2008
This very issue is why I call the support group I run "Strength Through Laughter" -- because it's so important to find those moments when you can laugh or feel po...
Can laughter really help in treating cancer? — Jan 18, 2008
In my work running support groups for cancer patients, I've found that humor and laughter are highly important. That's why I call my support group Strength Through Laughter...
What do I do when my mother, who has ovarian cancer, expresses resentment about my siblings not coming to visit her enough? — Jan 16, 2008
It's easy for resentment to divide siblings when you're care giving for a parent with cancer, so you're wise to be concerned about this issue. And if your mother's complain...
What can I say when my parent with cancer falls into self-pity? — Jan 16, 2008
Most people, faced with a cancer diagnosis, are going to go through a period of thinking, "Why me?" The trick is to help your dad move past that point and not get...