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PREVENT DEHYDRATION

Posted: 04.11.2017
As people age, the sensation of thirst decreases, so older adults are more likely to become dehydrated. This may increase the risk of some health issues such as heart attack, stroke and urinary tract infections. To stay adequately hydrated, older adults may need to have set times or reminders to drink fluids. Special attention is needed during illnesses. For example, vomiting and diarrhea can quickly cause dehydration, as can just not feeling well enough to get up and get something to drink. Certain medications may cause a decrease in body fluids. Weather also plays a part in fluid loss.

 

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