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What do I need to know about caring for someone with rheumatoid arthritis?

There are a wide variety of medicines used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Some people may need help keeping track of these medications and their side effects. And depending on which joints are affected, many daily tasks may be difficult for the person afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis to perform. Some special devices and tools can help with walking or gripping, but care and support from family and friends can also help tremendously, as can support groups.

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