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Tips for Caregivers: COPD

If you caring for someone with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), you're probably juggling several roles. Home health aide. Personal assistant. Medical coordinator. Financial advisor. Family member.

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What to do right now

Helping a loved one manage their COPD can be immensely rewarding, but it can also be a daily challenge. Keep reading for some of our best advice on how to best support a loved one with COPD and keep their lungs strong and healthy.

Tips & Solutions

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Tip 1:
Help them stop smoking
If the person you’re caring for hasn’t quit smoking since receiving their diagnosis, it’s time to help them kick the habit.
  • Remove anything smoking-related from their home or, at the very least, their field of vision. 
  • Have a plan for when cravings crop up.
  • Establish their home (and car) as a smoke-free zone.
  • Get extra help: NicoBloc is an innovative drug-free approach to help smokers quit.

The information in this article is for educational and informational purposes only. If you are seeking medical advice, please consult with your licensed physician or other qualified health provider.

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