Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Have Snacks on Hand

Cancer screams at its victim, "Don't you won't be able to keep any of it, so don't bother. Just sit there and let me use up all the stored energy you have." However, as a caregiver, you can help your loved one to eat what and when they feel like it. Keep an assortment of snacks at hand, so they can grab whatever they have a taste for. FOr my husband, I had small bowls of pretzels, M&Ms, raisins, pecans, jelly beans, and chocolate kisses. So whether he wanted something salty or sweet, chewy or crunchy, it was always within reach. His visiting nurses complimented me on the assortment and availability for him. They recommended the same to their other patients and caregivers. Just because they don't want a meal doesn't mean they don't want to eat. LEt's make it easier for them.

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