Let’s talk about one more group, the National Arthritis Foundation at http://www.arthritis.org.sg Arthritis is a general term for many types of medical conditions that result in joint pain: gout, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, and soft tissue rheumatism. I’ll bet most of you didn’t know there were so many different forms of what we all call arthritis. I continue to learn more each day about the various chronic diseases that many of my clients live with daily. Another source is the U.S. Arthritis Foundation at http://www.arthritis.org Arthritis, in general, is not just an older person’s disease, most people develop it between the ages of 15 and 65. If you have arthritis and haven’t been to a specialist, called a rheumatologist, you might consider an appointment. These physicians are well versed in the condition and can offer more specific advice and treatment than a general physician. Remember, knowledge about chronic disease gives individuals power to manage the disease not react to the disease.

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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