How much liquid should elderly people drink?

Follow
Share

I have a 92 year old mother who has a UTI. How much liquid should she be drinking?

This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.
24

Answers

Show:
1 2 3
LOL, Send!
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

Fondac, has your mother's UTI cleared, been tested? (2wks).
Now, are you prepared to treat the very common yeast infection/overgrowth caused by the antibiotics killing all the good bacteria?
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

Wake up. Take a full glass of water with one tablespoon lemon. Drink it down. See how you feel.
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

There are online sites that discuss the calculations for water needs.
For example, one suggests taking 1/2 of your weight and the answer is how many ounces a person needs.
100 lbs. divided by 2= 50 oz. per day.= 6+ glasses of water / day (8 oz. glass).

Caregivers have discussed other factors to consider. I believe that when your body and mind's thirst sensor is broken, a formula of calculation can be a good guideline. Taking 1/2 -1tsp. of apple cider vinegar can assist a person to determine if they are hungry or just have stomach issues. Likewise, the same vinegar could assist with determining thirst. Who knows?
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

The human body actually needs equivalent to a half gallon of water each day. Breaking that down into glasses, that's eight glasses daily. Even if the person cannot drink plain water, there are flavoring drops that you can get to add to each glass of water to encourage non-water drinkers to drink more water
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

Llamalover and icewaterlovertoo, yes, that was meant to be funny about the alcohol. Actually, anything with a sugar content, or causing a rise in blood sugar is contraindicated with a bladder infection.
Orange Tang has sugar, don't do it! Wait until after the UTI has cleared.
Do you use bottled or filtered water in your ice cubes?
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

Yea, Send, iced water makes it a totally different drink!
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

For UTI, push fluids, add cranberry juice. How much? There is a formula and varying recommedations. Try not to make her unhappy and distressed over it.
We kept handing our guy freshly opened water bottles, as we opened one for us too, drink, drink. If we told him he should drink more water, he said, I will think about it.
For now, she should drink more than before the UTI, maybe that could be a factor adding to why she has a UTI.
We are having tea Mom, will you join us?
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

I meant "right? "
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

Send: Hello???? That was a joke on the alcohol consumption, right,
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

1 2 3
This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.
Related
Questions