The Most Common Signs of Dehydration in the Elderly

Some symptoms of health issues come on suddenly: severe pain, shortness of breath, and fainting, to name a few. Others are slow and sneaky, creating serious health complications before you can even recognize the problem. The biggest culprit? Dehydration. Dehydration is the most common electrolyte and fluid concern among seniors thanks to its often-undetected symptoms. […]

The Best Ways to Prevent Dehydration in Seniors with Alzheimer’s

It’s a common misconception that dehydration is easy to detect and easy to prevent. Many assume the body has a foolproof early warning system that alerts us when we need to increase our fluid intake—thirst. While this is the primary mechanism to prevent dehydration, it’s not the fail-safe people think it is. Truth be told, […]

A House Call for Dehydrated Seniors

Dehydration can be a serious problem for our aging population and is caused by a variety of reasons. Many medications can cause your body to dehydrate due to side effects that cause sweating or increased urination. Kidney function has been shown to decline with age, making the body less able to conserve fluid when needed. […]

Dehydration: A Serious Health Risk for Aging Adults

It’s no secret that health problems change and multiply as we age. Even if we stay active, eat right and do all the things we’re supposed to do, we find our bodies don’t quite function the way they once did. With these changes we may find health risks hiding in places we never expected. For […]