Senior Dehydration

Information for seniors and caregivers about dehydration. Proper hydration allows for sufficient absorption of water in the body to lubricate muscles and skin, help the organs work efficiently, and keep the body from overheating.

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  • Swallowing Disorders: Tips for Using Food and Beverage Thickeners

    When a senior is having trouble swallowing, known as dysphagia, doctors recommend thickening meals and drinks to avoid choking and aspiration. Use these tips to address dehydration and malnutrition issues in people who have a swallowing disorder.

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  • Hydration Tips for Seniors

    For many caregivers, preventing dehydration in elderly loved ones is a daily struggle. Learn how to help seniors get the fluids they need, even if they won’t drink water.

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  • How to Stay Well in Hot Weather

    Heat and sun, combined with high humidity, can change us from comfortable to over-heated very quickly if we are not careful. Most heat-related injuries can be prevented by adequate hydration

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  • The Risks and Benefits of Feeding Tubes for the Elderly

    Deciding whether to use a feeding tube is a complex matter, especially for older patients. Family caregivers should understand why and when tube feeding is appropriate in case they must make this choice for their loved one someday.

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