Dehydration is a serious common health problem in seniors.
Dehydration can cause serious health issues and is a common cause of hospitalization in people over age 65. To make it easier to keep your loved one hydrated, here are 3 things you can do to make sure you keep them hydrated:
1. Keep water close by at all times – Sometimes, making it easy for seniors to serve themselves could encourage them to drink more water.
2. Experiment with beverages at different temperatures – Your loved one may prefer hot drinks to cold, or the other way around. Experiment to find out which type they like better.
3. Remember…there are many sources of fluids – People don’t have to drink only plain water to get hydrated. Coffee, tea, fruit juice, sweetened beverages, fruits, and vegetables all contain water.
Each person has different habits, preferences, and health conditions, try different ideas until you find ones that work for your aging loved one