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What to Know About Dehydration and Dementia

July 21, 2017 | Blog

Dementia and Dehydration
Through our many years of providing attentive care to seniors, we have seen how easy it is for them to become dehydrated, especially of concern as we head into the dog days of summer. Whether you are caring for your loved one yourself or would simply like to learn more about the link between dehydration and dementia, Spring Hills is pleased to serve as a resource, dedicated to keeping seniors healthy and happy. If your loved one is residing at one of our assisted living facilities or receives private home care, rest assured they are being cared for by a team that understands just how important dehydration is and exactly what signs to look for.

Causes of Dehydration in Alzheimer’s Patients

Both young and old can have trouble remaining fully hydrated through the day—often times we don’t even realize just how thirsty we are! For seniors with dementia, there are additional causes to be mindful of, including:

Signs and Symptoms of Elderly Dehydration

Fortunately, there are quite a few telltale signs of dehydration. If you are caring for your elderly loved one and notice any of the following, they may be experiencing dehydration:

Preventing Dehydration in Senior Dementia Patients

There are many little things you can do that may be very helpful for seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease to increase their water consumption. Here are few tips that you can implement into your care efforts:

If your loved one is a resident of Spring Hills, you can be assured that our attentive and knowledgeable caregivers know what to look for and are dedicated to keeping clients well hydrated throughout the day. Don’t let your loved one suffer the repercussions of dehydration and dementia!

Contact Spring Hills to learn more about the effects of dementia and dehydration, or to find out more about our senior care services.

 

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