The more those who care for you know about your disease, the better they can support you. An informed and educated care partner will help you live your healthiest life with psoriatic disease.
What is a care partner?
A “care partner” may be your spouse, partner, child, parent, other relative, friend or neighbor. No matter what your relationship is with this person, your care partner helps you manage day-to-day life with this chronic (lifelong) disease.
Some care partners are fully immersed in caring for a person, while others offer an occasional helping hand. The level of support your care partner provides can vary greatly, but may include things like arranging medical appointments and assisting with medications (for example, giving injections or getting prescriptions filled).
How can your care partner best help you?
It’s important for your care partner to learn about your disease and how it can impact your body and your life. From making treatment decisions to talking about the disease, your care partner can support you and be a strong advocate for your health.
How can you best help your care partner?
Teach your care partner about psoriatic disease, treatment options and emotional impacts. Remember, the more your care partner knows, the better he or she can help you.
Also, the stress of caring for someone can take a toll on your care partner’s physical and emotional health. Be sure your care partner is practicing self-care.
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