Senior Dehydration Articles

  • Hydration Tips for Seniors

    For many caregivers, ensuring an older person stays hydrated can be a daily struggle. Learn how to help seniors get the fluids they need, even if they won't drink water.

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  • Caring for a Senior with Chronic Constipation

    It is normal to be constipated from time to time, but when this condition lasts for a prolonged period or worsens significantly, it can be extremely uncomfortable and even require medical attention.

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  • 10 Tips for a Healthy Diet After Age 50

    A registered dietitian explains what nutrients are most important for older adults and how you and your loved one can work on adopting healthier eating habits together.

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  • How to Stay Well in Hot Weather

    As the summer weather continues to heat up, it is crucial to remember that heat-related illness can be devastating--especially for individuals 65 and older.

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  • Hydration: A Miracle Cure for Dizziness and Incontinence

    My Parkinson's disease and prostate surgery have left me with several issues, including incontinence and occasional dizziness. Eureka! I stumbled upon an easy, cheap, effective remedy!

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  • Tips for Choosing and Using Food and Beverage Thickeners

    When a loved one is having trouble swallowing, doctors often recommend thickening their meals and drinks to avoid choking and aspiration of particles into the lungs. Use these tips to encourage them to eat and learn how to pick the right thickening agent.

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  • Spotting Health Problems in a Senior With Dementia

    Spotting health problems, such as the common cold or a urinary tract infection, can be difficult in a senior with dementia when they can't communicate their symptoms.

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  • More is Not Always Better

    When it comes to caring for an aging loved one, more is not always better.

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  • Coffee or Green Tea: Which Drink is Right For You?

    Most people swear by either coffee or tea to get their daily caffeine fix, but the benefits of these two beverages extend far beyond a simple pick-me-up. See how the characteristics of each match up with your health goals.

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  • Summer Weather Doesn’t Mix With Some Medications

    It is important to be mindful of medication side effects and watchful of a senior’s wellbeing during hot summer months. Sun and heat can cause some dangerous drug interactions.

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  • Tips for Protecting Seniors from Dangerous Summer Heat

    Seniors are at a higher risk for overheating and heat stroke for several reasons. Use these tips to ensure your loved one stays cool and hydrated during the hot summer months.

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