2024 Festival

COPD in Older Adults




Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is more than a health concern; it's a significant burden affecting individuals and society at large. The targeted patient population comprises older adults, typically aged 65 and above. COPD is more prevalent in this age group, and the risk of developing the condition increases with age. Older adults represent a stage in life characterized by various physiological changes, including reduced lung function and diminished respiratory capacity. COPD exacerbates these age-related changes, leading to symptoms such as shortness of breath, chronic cough, and increased susceptibility to respiratory infections.