Understanding your COPD needs are essential to living with it. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) issues among elderly (COPD) is a common disease in elderly patients. It is characterized by high symptom burden, healthcare utilization and morality. Although COPD is a major cause of respiratory failure and dyspnea in the elderly, multiple other disease entities, including heart failure, pulmonary embolism, and anxiety; medication effects; and other conditions, including deconditioning and malnutrition; may exacerbate COPD symptoms. The treatment of the older patient with COPD is highly challenging. COPD is also progressive, which means it can worsen over time. We are experienced and can help you cope.