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Healing the Hurt: Overcoming the Pain of Arthritis

By Frances McQuire Paist, Staff Writer

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Get Educated

Learn about arthritis. Read books, seek counsel, even surf the web (but be careful to make sure the websites you visit are reliable). www.arthritis.org is the website for the Arthritis Foundation and provides a wealth of information and resources.

Take Care of Yourself

As a caregiver, it is far too easy to neglect your own needs. Follow these suggestions, though, and youíll be ready for the demands that caregiving requires:

Exercise. Swimming and walking are great outlets for those with arthritis and can easily be enjoyed in couples or larger groups.

 

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