Feelings of depression may be affected by lifestyle habits prevent or limit depression as much as possible through lifestyle and environmental choices

Try: #when a cr is depressed you can make a difference by offering emotional support listening with patience and compassion and presenting the cr with choices when the cr feels there are n/a #schedule social activities the Care recipient (cr) can handle and modify these as the cr’s condition and needs change #plan and prepare healthy meals poor diet can make depression worse foods high in sugars and fats may raise and lower blood sugars dramatically causing feelings of depression about an hour after meals #know and monitor signs of depression #advocate for the cr if any treatment plans proposed by doctors or social workers appear to be inappropriate based on your knowledge of the cr’s situation and needs if a treatment plan is reasonable encourage the cr to follow through with it encourage by changing the cr’s diet assisting the cr to exercise or attend physical therapy making sure all medications are taken as prescribed looking for social resources and arranging rides for appointments or activities as necessary #attend doctors’ visits with the cr

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Categories: Emotional Psychological, Personal, Social, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision

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

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