Many aging parents, spouses, and other seniors are all too familiar with the challenges associated with arthritis. For those who daily work to meet those challenges, Home Instead Senior Care will offer a special webinar on “Living at Home with Arthritis” as part of its ongoing monthly Family Caregiver Support Series. This webinar will take place on Wednesday, May 7, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm CST.
What is arthritis?
Arthritis is an inflammation in one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness. Although there are several kinds of arthritis, the two most widely known are osteoarthritis,caused by normal wear and tear, and rheumatoid arthritis, caused by an autoimmune disorder. The risk of developing arthritis increases with age, and women are more at risk than men of developing rheumatoid arthritis, although men are more at risk than women of developing gout, another form of arthritis.
Arthritis can be painful and can deter physical activity, which can in turn have an impact on quality of life; decreasing physical activity also contributes to other complications, such as obesity and heart issues.
About the webinar
The May 7th webinar will feature valuable information from Home Instead Senior Care and the Arthritis Foundation and will concentrate on issues relating to arthritis, from symptoms and warning signs to diagnosis and treatment to helpful coping and support resources. Among the issues addressed will be:
- Arthritis prevention and programs
- Available self-help aids and tools.
- How to talk to senior loved ones about arthritis.
Molly Carpenter, an author, speaker, trainer, and family caregiver will be the presenter. Ms. Carpenter holds a bachelor of science in family science with a gerontology specialization and a masters in education with a gerontology specialization.
All aging parents and other senior citizens, as well as those who care for those with arthritis or those at risk of developing arthritis can benefit from this invaluable webinar. Learning how to prevent or cope with arthritis can make a significant difference in the happiness and well-being of many aging parents, spouses, and others.