Seniors and Dehydration

Dehydration among seniors 60 and older can lead to serious complications and often results in hospitalization. There are many ways to prevent dehydration from happening.
  • Drink 48 or 64 fluid ounces of water per day, (equals 8) 8 ounce glasses.
  • Foods that can hydrate: Milk, Soup, Fruit, Vegetable Juice, Jello and Decaffeinated Drinks
  • Remember to take water with you everywhere you go: In the car, Bus, Walking and Exercise class
  • Give yourself "water breaks" throughout the day.
  • Eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day: they have high water content.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks such as: coffee, tea, liquor and some soft drinks because they will increase water loss. (Consume these in moderation)
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