It seems funny that with water so readily available that so many people, and especially the elderly, can become dehydrated. When it comes to the aging, there are reasons other than not drinking enough water that comes into play and leaves them dehydrated. If it's up to you to help care for your senior parents or an aging loved one, then you need to ensure that they're staying hydrated. The proper hydration can help them feel better and improve their skin appearance. Here are a few hydration tips to make sure your aging parents are staying hydrated.
A Glass of Water With Medication
The medication that your parents take can be a big culprit in leaving them hydrated. Make it part of your routine that you accompany all medication with a full glass of water. This helps establish the habit of drinking water at set times so your parents come to expect the water and stay hydrated more easily.
Make It Tasty
A lot of people who don't drink water complain that it just doesn't have a taste. If your parents aren't drinking enough water, consider cutting up fresh fruit and placing it in the pitcher with the water. While it cools in the fridge, the fruit flavors will infuse with the water. Your parents will love drinking it.
In some cases, aging parents with limited mobility don't want to get up and get a glass of water. Consider keeping a pitcher of iced water in the living room or their bedroom so your parents can pour themselves a glass; whenever they're thirsty.
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