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How Can You Be an Effective Long-Distance Caregiver?

In the US today, as many as seven million people are currently helping to take care of a parent, spouse or friend long distance. About 60% of these caregivers are women. So what is considered “long-distance caregiving?” When you live over an hour away from the person who needs to be cared for, you are considered a long-distance caregiver. It may seem to you that sometimes you are not all that effective; that you are not there when you are needed most. However, there are many things that you can do to help from far away that are effective and significant to the wellbeing of your loved one. Here is a list of some of the things you can do to help out: Provide emotional support through phone cal

Getting Help For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Constant mucus productions Chest tightness as the airway linings become thick Wheezing and an irritating cough Breathlessness due to hampered airflow Scarring in the lungs Lack of energy Blueness in the fingertips and nails Emphysema is when the air sacs at the ends of the smallest air passages are destroyed over time. Of course, the most common cause of Emphysema is cigarette smoking. Over time, the lining of the walls of the lungs is destroyed thus reducing oxygen to the bloodstream. It also destroys the elastic ability of the openings to the small airways. Basically, air goes in but can’t get out very well. Symptoms can include: Severe shortness of breath (you can’t talk) – Usually it sta

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