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The Arthritis Newsletter

 

The Arthritis Newsletter is produced quarterly by the Arthritis Patient Advisory Board to keep the public informed of advances in arthritis research and to share related stories.

It is written by people like you and me to bring arthritis research to life.

 

     Winter 2023

 

Lisa's Story: Arthritis Changed Everything

“I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis on my daughter’s sixth birthday. At the time, I was 37. After years of pain and worsening unexplained symptoms, I felt relieved to finally have answers. But that relief quickly changed to concern.” Discover how Lisa found answers in research. Please show your support for vital research.

Weathering the Winter: Self-Care & Self-Love with Arthritis

The holiday season can be a difficult and exhausting time of year for people living with arthritis. Give yourself the gift of self-care and self-love with advice from members of our Patient Advisory Board.

Pros and Cons of Pet Ownership with Arthritis

Considering a pet? Worried about how arthritis symptoms might impact your ability to care for a furry friend? We’ve got advice to help you weigh the pros and cons of bringing home a pet. 

Arthritis: A Journey You Can’t Prepare For

It may take a village to raise a child but it also takes a village to live with a chronic disease like rheumatoid arthritis. Discover Jen’s diagnosis journey – one she never expected to take after having her first baby.

Living Well: Arthritis & Self-Care

Medications play an important role in controlling inflammation and symptoms, but what else can people do to regain control in their day-to-day lives? Find self-care advice, research and resources in Episode 12 of the Arthritis Research Education Series. 

Research Spotlight: Osteoarthritis & the Brain

Past research has revealed a connection between osteoarthritis (OA) and chronic illnesses, such as heart disease. However, there is little research on the link between OA and brain activity, including memory. Our scientists are conducting research to determine whether self-reported memory problems are more, or less, common in females with osteoarthritis.

Arthritis Research Canada thanks the following members of our Arthritis Patient Advisory Board for contributing to this issue of the newsletter: Eileen Davidson, Alison Hoens, Sandra Oliver, Chris Pudlak and Steve Sutherland.

We are grateful to all our patient partners who share their lived experiences to help others.