If your friend has recently taken on the role of caregiver, you have probably noticed some changes in their normal lifestyle. Often, these changes can make it seem like your friend may not want or need friends anymore. However, that couldn’t be more wrong. While your friendship may not have the same dynamic as it did before your friend took on the role of caregiver, these tips can show you how to be the friend a caregiver needs.Read More
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.
COPD 101 Resources
We’ve already talked about how you can tell your caregiver that you appreciate everything they do in our blog post; however, we haven’t really touched on why you should do that. This month is COPD Awareness month, and is also the month in which some people celebrate Thanksgiving. While you are probably focusing on discussing COPD symptoms and holding events to raise awareness, you must also remember that this is a perfect opportunity to thank the caregivers in your life.Read More
Apps allow us to easily access information from our tablets or phones. Caregiving is a difficult job which requires dedication, commitment, and organization. Caregiving apps help you deal with the stressful and sometimes overwhelming job of caring for a loved one with COPD. We’ve compiled two great apps here:Read More
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.Read More