Care recipient (cr) has little energy and feels sluggish tired a lot

Try: Encourage the cr to eat a healthy balanced diet cr should try to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables especially cabbage spinach and other leafy green vegetables encourage the cr to take a daily vitamin supplement encourage cr to drink plenty of water and get adequate fluids to improve his or her circulation encourage cr to reduce salt intake excess salt causes the body to retain water in unusual places too much salt can also impair the cr’s circulation and cause the blood vessels under the skin to appear bluer

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Categories: Medical Physical, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

Information: Phone numbers names ideas appointments your address and directions to your home place sticky notes around the house when you need to remember things try to label cupboards and drawers with words or pictures that describe their contents place important phone numbers in large print next to the phone ask a friend or family member to call and remind you of important things that you need to do in the day like meal times medication times and appointments use a calendar to keep track of time and to remember important dates use photos of people you see often labeled with their names keep track of phone messages by using an answering machine

References: Adapted from www mayoclinic com how to get rid of black circles under your eyes edited by ben rubenstein no date

Keywords: Energy fatigue tired diet nutrition

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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