My mother lives next to me in a large cottage with her own private garden. She is not at the incapable stage yet, but she recently had two falls within about a month of each other. She fainted and both times & hit her head pretty hard. Both times I took her to the ER, they ran the tests to make sure she was OK, then sent her back home with me. She does not like to drink liquid even though I and many doctors have stressed the importance of staying well hydrated. I cannot force her but guess who has to deal with the aftermath of her accidents when this is something so easily avoided. It is hard not to get upset when she wants to argue that she doesn't like drinking except for coffee in the morning, and wine at night. I have explained that wine will dehydrate her further but again she argues that she only has a tiny glass. I have bought all kinds of good liquids to entice her including electrolytes that can be added to any drink to get the most value out of it. I am running out of patience telling her to drink and she lies to me telling me she is. The doctors are of little help as well, I requested they test her for Orthostatic Hypotension and all they did was take her blood pressure from a lying, sitting and standing position. It happens when she moves too quickly and not all the time. Could this all be due to dehydration?