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For constipation prevention: ensure adequate fluids (Plum Start, prune juice–if tolerated); offer increased fibers (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, Fiber-One bars, Prune Bran recipe includes–Box of All Bran Cereal, 4 cups of Prune Juice, 1 Tablespoon Sugar, 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice, mix together, refrigerate and may offer 2-3 tablespoons daily or as often as needed)
Note:  Discuss which of these interventions would be best for your client if they have constipation problems; as always make 1 change at a time and monitor for effectiveness

For urinary tract infection prevention:  ensure adequate fluids (including Cranberry juice, cran-grape or cran-raspberry if tolerated); cranberry tablets over-the-counter can also be purchased

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6 Basic Needs that all people including those with dementia must meet:
1)  To feel safe and secure
2)  To feel useful and meaningful
3)  Able to care for others or themselves
4)  To give and receive love
5)  To have self-esteem boosts
6)  To experience joy and laughter

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