Avoiding dehydration in elderly adults should be a priority as the weather gets warmer. Dehydration can cause so many issues from confusion, to delirium, to overall organ failure. It can all happen so quickly.
Watch this week’s “Ask Me Monday” to learn how you can avoid dehydration in elderly loved ones in your life and encourage them to drink enough water in their day!
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3 Tips to Avoiding Dehydration in Elderly
1. Have a container that makes it enjoyable to drink water – does it keep it cool, or warm or room temperature. What type of lid or opening does it have. Find a beverage container your loved one loves!
2. Encourage them to have some sips when you talk on the phone, when you visit and during your visit.
3. Add lemon, cucumber or a little bit of flavoring if that will encourage them to drink more.
Slowly encourage your loved one to increase their consumption of water. Having a water bottle means they can easily measure how much they are drinking in a day and know when they haven’t had enough. This simple step can make it easier for them to avoid dehydration.
The S’Well Bottles are my favorite water bottles!
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Tell me in the comments below – what do you do to encourage yourself to drink enough water in a day?