How can I help someone with arthritis?
There are four main ways you can help someone with arthritis: understand their condition, talk with them, help with treatments and offer advice on benefits. Read more
What should I know about the condition of the person I care for?
If you care for a person with arthritis, it'll be useful to find out what type of arthritis they have, what causes it and how it may affect them. Read more
What do I need to talk about with the person I care for?
If you're caring for a person with arthritis, good communication is essential. It’s important that you and the person in your care discuss how you’re both feeling. Read more
How can I help with the physical challenges of arthritis?
You can help with the physical challenges of arthritis by trying different ways of reducing pain and stiffness, encouraging exercise and a healthy diet, fighting fatigue and understanding the role of drug treatments. Read more
How can I help with the emotional challenges of arthritis?
You can help with the emotional challenges of arthritis by focusing on what the person in your care can do rather than things they have difficulty with, watching for signs of depression and boosting their self-confidence. Read more
What benefits are we entitled to?
You and the person you care for may be entitled to a number of important benefits. You can find out more through your local Citizens Advice Bureau or the Disability Benefits Centre. Read more
Tips from other carers
There are many practical tips you can try to make caring easier. You’ll both need to be patient and understanding. Don't forget to look after yourself. Read more
Research and new developments into caring
Arthritis Research UK continues to fund and support research into all areas of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Read more
Where can I find about more about caring for a person with arthritis?
Information on where to find out more about caring for a person with arthritis. Read more
Financial help for aids and adaptations
If someone you know has arthritis they might be eligible for financial help from their local council to pay for aids and adaptations to help them around the home. Read more