By Jill Holroyd
2009 edition. First published 1992 by the Grindle Press, Ipswich, Suffolk, in book form, ISBN 0 9518816 0 4.
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So much has changed since 1992, when this book was first published, but people have told me there's still a lot in it that they find helpful. So I'm having a go at putting it on the internet, bit by bit, taking out or revising what's very out-of-date. In chapter 15 there's a new section on 'using the internet to find things out' which you might like to have an early look at.
We are very sorry to announce that Jill Holroyd died on 19 August 2009. Jill updated 23 of the 35 chapters of her book 'Arthritis at your age?' and uploaded them to this location on the Internet. We have since uploaded the remaining chapters, without updating them. Each chapter which has been uploaded without having been updated has a note at the beginning to say that it is the original text.
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|Section 1: You, your arthritis, and the healthcare team|
|chapter 1||Why this book's for you|
|chapter 2||Rheumatic disorders (1): What are they? What's the immune system?|
|chapter 3||Rheumatic disorders (2): More about some individual rheumatic disorders|
|chapter 4||You and your doctor|
|chapter 5||Drug therapy|
|chapter 6||Physical care, rest and exercise programme|
|chapter 9||Diet and arthritis|
|chapter 10||Alternative/complementary medicine|
|Section 2: Your physical and emotional feelings|
|chapter 11||The pain drain|
|chapter 12||Psychological and emotional reactions (1): The dark side of the hill|
|chapter 13||Psychological and emotional reactions (2): Working towards a positive philosophy:
The brighter side of the hill
|chapter 14||Some simple self-help anti-stress techniques|
|Section 3: Finding help to help yourself|
|chapter 15||Overcoming the information barrier|
|chapter 16||Am I a disabled person? Or not?|
|chapter 17||Finance and benefits|
|chapter 18||Dealing with bureaucracy|
|Section 4: Daily practicalities, at home and outside|
|chapter 20||Sanity-savers: gadgets, adaptations and alternative methods|
|chapter 21||Personal care|
|chapter 22||Home, sweet home?|
|chapter 24||Out and about|
|Section 5: You and other people|
|chapter 25||Other people|
|chapter 26||Marriage and partnerships|
|chapter 27||Sex and arthritis|
|chapter 28||Having children|
|chapter 29||Personal accounts of arthritis and famous people with arthritis|
|Section 6: Keeping busy|
|chapter 30||Studying for pleasure or for a purpose|
|chapter 32||Working at home, and starting your own business|
|chapter 33||Voluntary work|
|Appendix 1||Select bibliography for healthcare professionals|
|Appendix 2||Addresses List|
|Appendix 3||About the 1992 book, some reviews, and the author|
|Appendix 4||Press Release from the Grindle Press, 1992|
|Some common abbreviations|
|ARC||Arthritis Research Campaign|
|CAB||Citizens' Advice Bureau|
|JIA||Juvenile idiopathic arthritis|
|NICE||National Institute for Clinical Excellence|
|NRAS||National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society|
|PCT||primary care trust|
|SLE||systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus)|
|YPA||younger person with arthritis|
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