Understanding COPD in Older Adults

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

 

Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care

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Includes Complimentary CEUs

If your client has COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), you know the discomfort he or she may be experiencing. COPD is one of the most common lung diseases—a condition that can adversely affect an older adult’s ability to breathe. Within the United States, more than 24 million people—or 6.3 percent of the U.S. population—suffer from this disease, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Canadian Lung Association says 3 million Canadians may have COPD. In this web seminar, Molly Carpenter provides tips for helping individuals manage COPD symptoms.

 Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Describe the common symptoms of COPD;
  • List possible complications of COPD; and,
  • List ways a family caregiver can support a loved one with COPD.

Presenter:

Molly Carpenter is an author, speaker, trainer and family caregiver, and brings years of personal and professional eldercare experience and training to families dealing with dementia. Carpenter works with a team responsible for ensuring that the Home Instead Senior Care network’s 60,000 caregivers worldwide have the resources necessary to effectively provide quality care in the home and understand the importance of their work enhancing the lives of those they serve. Carpenter holds a bachelor’s of science in family science with a gerontology specialization from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a master’s degree in education with a gerontology specialization from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.