Arthritis doesn’t just affect the person with the disease, it also impacts the people close to them.

Providing care for someone with arthritis brings its own challenges and stresses. After all, you want to give them the support they need, but you need to take care of yourself too.

In this Arthritis Advice video, Arthritis Society social worker Margaret Smit-Vandezande talks about some of the challenges you may face when caring for a loved one with arthritis and suggests strategies to help you improve your coping skills, communication and understanding.

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