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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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Infographic: Top 4 Foods for Brain Health

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can cause cognitive difficulties, so it is important to take steps to keep your brain healthy. What you choose to eat can play a role in this. The infographic below offers some suggestions as to some food choices that can help promote brain health. Be sure to talk to your physician before making any changes to your diet.

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Topics: brain health

Playing Games to Help Cognitive Function

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Aug 11, 2016

When you think of playing video games, you probably think of young kids or teenagers with their eyes glued to a screen. However, research suggests that video games shouldn’t just be for children: in fact, it shows that certain video games can improve cognitive function. While it’s certain that all games aren’t equal, and some games are more helpful than others, this information helps clarify exactly which games you should be playing to improve your cognitive abilities.

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Topics: brain health, memory, games

Challenging Your Brain Can Prevent Memory Loss

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Wed, Aug 15, 2012

 


Brain imagery is radically altering the understanding of the human brain and how it functions. One of the most astounding recent discoveries is that challenging your brain to learn new things actually causes your brain to generate new cells and strengthen connections between cells. As a result, many scientists now believe that it may be possible to prevent or at least delay the loss of mental acuity.

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Topics: COPD, brain health, memory loss prevention, respiratory therapists

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