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What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling or deep sense that things are not right. You may feel uneasy, jittery and even uncomfortable.

Anxiety is common and natural, but it can be very different from one person to another. Your doctor or Agrace care team may not be able to make these feelings go away, but we can help you manage them better, with or without using medicine.


What are some symptoms of anxiety?

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  • Fear or worrying
  • Not being able to relax or get comfortable
  • Sleeplessness
  • Disturbing dreams or nightmares
  • Confusion, not able to concentrate
  • Problems paying attention
  • Rapid breathing or heartbeat
  • Feeling tense, shaking
  • Sweating

What can you do to get relief from anxiety?

Click the arrows to scroll left or right and see ideas for what you can do.


When should you report anxiety to your doctor or hospice team?

Contact your doctor or hospice care team about:

  • Feelings that may be causing your anxiety (for example, fear of dying, or worrying about family or money)
  • Concerns about your illness
  • Problems with your relationships with family or friends
  • Spiritual concerns
  • Signs that anxiety is changing or getting worse

Your doctor of hospice nurse will try to find the cause of your anxiety and talk with you about options that may help.


Hospice Caregiver Support

If you need help urgently for an Agrace Hospice Care patient, please call. Otherwise, email us directly at caregiversupport@agrace.org, or send your questions through our online contact form.

Call (800) 553-4289

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More Care Tips for Families

For more expert advice from Agrace, visit Agrace.org/CareTips.