1. Keep records of all medications and reactions: make notes of what works and keep the physician informed of any problems.
2. Keep records of all doctor appointments: the reason for the visit, the doctor's responses to your concerns, and procedures performed, etc.
3. Start or continue to maintain copies of medical records.
4. Plan for the unexpected: Discuss plans and wishes of everyone involved in the caregiving family.
5. Have an Advance Directive filled out and given to the primary physician and all relatives who may need the form.
6. Have a Last Will and Testament completed or updated.
7. Keep a record of where all-important documents are kept.
8. Record all monetary involvements.
9. Have an insurance analysis done on all of your policies
10. Clean out the medicine chest. Check for expiration dates.
(Taken from Caregiver.com)
The wonders of Vitamin C
Do you really know the benefits of vitamin C? Vitamin C plays an important role in good health:
• It helps to form the connective tissue that holds the many parts of your body together.
• It keeps capillaries healthy so you don't bruise easily.
• It helps gums stay healthy so they don't bleed.
• It aids in the absorption of iron.
Vitamin C is found in most fruits and vegetables, with citrus fruits, including oranges, grapefruits and their juices having the highest content. Don't just reach for the vitamin C when you feel a cold coming on, make it a part of your daily healthful eating plan.
(Taken from Mature Living)