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Quick serve dining can be healthy

Quick serve dining can be healthy
Grabbing a meal on the run or stopping at the pick-up window after a game is a common part of many peoples routines. Can such eating be healthy? Consumer demand has broadened the menus at many at many quick-serve restaurants. Next time you drive through, take a moment to read the options. Youll find grilled chicken, salads, low-fat milk and yogurt, among other choices. Healthy eating requires balance. Assess your nutrition by recording what you eat for three to five days, compare that to the Food Guide Pyramid and then make changes as needed. Enjoy! Medication assistance - Keeping Track of Those Little Pills
Medication should always be taken exactly as prescribed. Remember, no medicine will work as expected if not taken as directed. Never make any changes to medications without talking to the doctor or specialist first. However, because everyones treatment needs are different, the specialist may want to try changing the amount or timing of drugs. If you are worried or have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice. People with serious health problems often take a large number of medications at many different times of the day. It will lessen your stress as a caregiver if you keep an accurate list of prescriptions and when and how they should be taken, also include when and how medications should be given, and when they were actually given. Keep a weekly medication schedule and be sure to fill in the times when (AM and PM) medications were actually given, and have each caregiver initial them. On your schedule, be sure to record information from the label of each prescription, including: * Days of the week when it must be taken. * Number of times per day. * Time of day. * Whether taken with or without food. * How much water should be taken with the medicine. Note any warnings (Dont take this medicine with alcohol) and side effects (dizziness, confusion, headache, etc.). Getting a person with Alzheimers to take medication
* Put the pills in a box that has sections for the day and time * Put the pills next to the persons plate at mealtime * Tell her she can have a treat after taking the medicine * Ask the pharmacist if it is okay to crush the pills and put them in food * If the person has trouble swallowing pills, ask the doctor to prescribe liquid medicine or a patch * If the person refuses to take the medicine, wait a few minutes and ask again * Tell her the doctor called to ask if the medication was taken and you need to call back with an answer * Ask someone else to offer the medicine, the person may respond differently to him or her * Calmly offer medicine while she is doing something else

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