Senior care | October 16, 2021
Staying hydrated is essential for maintaining health and to keep critical body functions suitable. This can be a dare for some seniors because of some body changes that happen with age. Seniors may have a diminished capacity to sense thirst, notice differences in body temperature and may be taking medications that have a dehydrating effect.
Being dehydrated can cause confusion, headaches, high heart rate, muscle weakness and fatigue. The effects of dehydration are severe, seniors need to be vigilant about taking sufficient water throughout the day. Seniors who got dehydrated should address their symptoms and issues with their doctor before making any changes to their fluid intake.
Older adults looking for ways to stay hydrated should try these six tips:
Comfort Keepers® Can Help
Comfort Keepers can help seniors who are concerned about the issue of hydration. Our caregivers can give transportation to healthcare appointments, aid with meal preparation and planning, and provide support for physician-prescribed hydration regimens. Our goal is to support physical and emotional care goals, and to elevate the spirits of families every day.
To learn more about our in-home care services, contact Comfort Keepers Cambridge today itself.
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Mayo Clinic. “Dehydration.” Web. 2018.
WebMD. “What is Dehydration? What Causes It?” Web. 2019