Beat the Heat and Stay Hydrated!!
Older adults bodies have less water on board at 50% vs younger bodies at 60%, which can increase chances for dehydration. With decreased thirst sensation, the elderly may drink less. Fluid is critical to most body functions, so elderly individuals and there caregivers should be aware of how to avoid dehydration. Pictured is our model wearing the pink daisy bistro adult clothing protector
Helpful Hydration Tips
Provide favorite fluids during and between meals
Include fresh fruits and vegetables to increase fluid content of meals
Serve cold beverages cold and hot beverages hot.
Encourage fluid intake at meals and snacks, sugar free popsicles make a great snack
Keep fluids nearby and offer them frequently, A water bottle with a straw in it, enables individuals to drink more
Set a timer to encourage a between meal drink
Decrease caffeinated beverages
Increase fluids when doing activities outdoors
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