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When a loved one has COPD or another chronic lung disease, knowing how to balance taking care of them and yourself can be difficult. This page provides helpful resources for caregivers including guides on helping your loved one quit smoking and how to take time out of your day for yourself.

If you’ve just been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you may have a lot of questions. This page is a great resource for learning about all aspects of the disease including talking to your doctor, flare-up signs and symptoms, and disease management.

If you have a chronic lung disease, you know that staying healthy plays an important part in managing your symptoms and overall well-being. The right exercise methods, diet, and other techniques can help you stay healthy with chronic lung disease and get you back to doing the things you love.

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Your Role as Caregiver: Lifestyle Changes to Expect

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Aug 25, 2016

When a loved one gets diagnosed with COPD or another condition requiring additional care, it can be hard to know what to expect. Chances are that you were caregiving long before they were diagnosed with anything. However, knowing what to expect as a caregiver can have serious benefits. You will be able to plan your time better and will be more organized in the upcoming months. We’ve put together a list of some things to expect when becoming a caregiver for a family member with COPD.

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Topics: Caregiver, caregiver tips

Put National Caregiver Day on Your Calendar

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Did you know there’s a day dedicated to thanking your caregiver? The third Friday in February is declared National Caregivers Day. On this day each year, you can take the opportunity to talk to your caregiver about how their sometimes forgotten job is important to you and is essential for your wellbeing. Perhaps ordering in their favorite food or making a card for them would be a way to express your gratitude for their help.

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Topics: Caregiver, gift ideas for caregivers

Antioxidant Recipe: Brazilian Fish Soup

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Aug 18, 2016

 

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COPD App Spotlight: Nutrition Apps

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Aug 16, 2016

When you have COPD, it’s important to watch your diet. However, it might be hard to keep track of exactly what you are eating and their effects on your health. Fortunately, apps can help with that. We’ve picked out some apps that may help you track your food intake and ensure you’re getting the right nutrients according to your doctor’s requests:

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Topics: nutrition tips

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