Caregiving for someone with COPD can be challenging and exhausting. However, it's important to keep yourself healthy, emotionally and physically, to best care for your loved one. Sorting through your own emotions about your loved one's diagnosis is the first step to helping them navigate life with COPD.
More often than not, I suspect caregivers of COPD patients will be either spouses or grown children. Either way, the changes you see in your loved one will require a tremendous adjustment. I say this because by the time a COPD patient needs caregiving support, they are probably in the latter stages of the disease, debilitated to the point where…