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Family & Friends

Caring for someone with an autoimmune disease can affect you too. Find out what to expect if you become a caregiver for someone with an autoimmune disease, and just as importantly, get tips to help you care for yourself.

Caring for loved ones with autoimmune disease

The support of family, friends, and others can be helpful as people go through diagnosis, treatment and more. Empower yourself with the knowledge and tools to help your loved ones.


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Learn caregiving basics

The support of family, friends, and others can be helpful as people go through diagnosis, treatment and more. Open lines of communication between a patient and caregiver are an important part of living with an autoimmune disease. Think of the patient/caregiver relationship as any other relationship: two people working together towards a common goal. In this case, it’s the challenge of facing an autoimmune disease.

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Tips for caregivers

Resources to help you learn more about autoimmune disease treatment and care.

Disability tips

Your autoimmune disease may qualify as a disability. Learn more about how to apply for disability benefits. Find Out More

Prescription assistance

Managing costs of medication can be expensive, frustrating, and confusing. Many programs can provide direct patient assistance to alleviate these challenges. The following programs are committed to helping patients access resources for prescription costs. Find Out More

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Autoimmune disease learning center

Learn more about dermatological, gastroenterological, neurological, and rheumatic autoimmune disease through a series of five online educational modules targeted to autoimmune disease patients and the general public. You’ll find non-technical and easily understandable answers to fundamental questions regarding autoimmunity and autoimmune diseases.

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We’re here to help

We know this can be a confusing and challenging time and you might not be sure where to begin. Reach out to the Autoimmune Association team and we’ll be happy to assist.