How can I help someone with arthritis?
Looking after and caring for someone with arthritis is a challenge. You need to get the balance right between providing support and motivation and giving your friend, family member or colleague independence. You’ll need to figure out when it’s a good time to offer help and when it’s a good time to stand back.
The most important thing is to realise that there are no rights and wrongs in caring for someone who has arthritis, and there are many ways of coping 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.