Drinking plenty of water during the day and staying hydrated is important for maintaining good health and keeping crucial bodily functions working properly. However, due to age-related difficulties, some seniors find this challenging. Some older adults are unable to sense thirst and do not notice changes in body temperature, while others take medication that has a dehydrating side effect.
Staying properly hydrated is extremely important for so many reasons. Seniors who are dehydrated can experience headaches, elevated heart rate, muscle weakness, and fatigue. Because of all these negative effects, older adults need to drink enough water during the day. Those seniors who are worried that dehydration is causing them to experience these negative effects should consult their health provider before making any changes to their fluid intake.
Seniors who want to stay properly hydrated throughout the day should follow these useful tips:
If you are worried that your loved one is not drinking enough water during the day and is often dehydrated, Comfort Keepers can help. Our caregivers can drive your parent to healthcare appointments, help with meal preparation and provide support for prescribed hydration regimens.
In order to learn more about our in-home care services, contact our office in Edmonton, AB today.
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