I Am Supporting Someone With Psoriatic Disease

You are a valuable part of our community. Psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and their related conditions (comorbidities) are much more manageable with the help of compassionate people like you.

What is a care partner?

A “care partner” may be a spouse, partner, child, parent, other relative, friend or neighbor. No matter what your relationship is, a care partner helps 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 a 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 a care partner best help someone with psoriatic disease?

It’s important for a care partner to learn about the disease and how it can impact a person's body and life. From making treatment decisions to talking about the disease, care partners can offer support and be a strong advocate for their loved one's health.

How can someone with psoriatic disease help their care partner?

A person with psoriatic disease can teach their care partner about psoriatic disease, treatment options and emotional impacts. Remember, the more a care partner knows, the better he or she can help.

Also, the stress of caring for someone can take a toll on a care partner’s physical and emotional health. It is important for care partners to practice self-care.

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Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis for Care Partners is a booklet with tips on how to take care of your loved one and yourself.



The care partner/patient relationship can be tricky. What are the hidden obstacles? Listen to this episode from our Psound Bytes podcast: “Key Tips for Managing Relationships and Psoriasis”

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Watch “Supporting Loved Ones with Psoriatic Disease,” a webinar aimed at spouses, parents, relatives, friends and other caregivers who have questions about psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.

How to Better Care for Your Loved Ones

Communicating and providing the support to those living with psoriatic disease can sometimes be tricky. Let NPF help you with our informative and free booklet, Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Care Partners.

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