Daily Archives: September 30, 2020

The Risk Of Dehydration For Seniors

We all know that feeling that happens after a hard day’s work in the sun. You come inside and make a mad dash for the fridge or the sink, craving nothing more than the biggest glass of water you can find. Being able to feel thirst like this is crucial to avoiding dehydration, and for most of us, it isn’t a problem. However, for senior citizens, dehydration poses a much greater threat. As we age, our ability to feel thirst diminishes. As our thirst ques become less accurate, the risk of dehydration becomes greater. But why is dehydration such a big deal? For young people, mild dehydration is easy to recover from. For seniors, on the other hand, it can be a much more serious issue. Dehydration is the number one cause for hospitalization among senior citizens. It can cause Read More +