Dehydration is a common condition in elderly adults and may cause a wide variety of health issues. For many, it is a chronic condition due to not getting enough water in their daily intake. During the hot summer months, our senior adults are even more susceptible to becoming dehydrated.
Dailycaring.com gives us some great information about dehydration:
1. Why it’s so common in senior adults
2. Symptoms to look for
3. Health Risks
4. Health Benefits of drinking water & how much to drink
Cognitive issues can certainly contribute to senior adults becoming dehydrated. They may need reminders throughout the day to drink a glass of water. For more information, click on the following link:
Covenant Caregivers provides companionship and personal care for the elderly in both the Jackson, MS and Hattiesburg, MS metro areas. If you or a loved one needs some extra help, feel free to call us at 601-856-5660.