Senior Dehydration Articles

  • 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, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mom lives alone and looks severely malnourished. How do I know if she's eating?

    Elderly nutrition is very important because without eating elderly can easily get malnourished. As seniors age, eating becomes more of a chore than a pleasure for some elderly people.

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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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  • 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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  • Stop Incontinence from Sabotaging Your Summer

    Incontinence affects more than half of Americans over age 65. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ensure symptoms don’t interfere with your summer plans.

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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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  • Bladder Control: More is Not Always Better

    One of the challenges in caring for my spouse became his "going" problem. He was emptying his bladder constantly – at least every hour. We evaluated his prostate, got medical attention, and most importantly adjusted his fluid intake.

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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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  • How to Protect Elders from Frigid Winter Weather

    Low temperatures, ice and snow can be a nuisance, but for seniors, the winter months can be downright dangerous. Use these pointers to help an aging loved one stay safe and warm.

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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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