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dehydration Tag

If you are a caregiver for an older adult, you probably know that preventing dehydration in the elderly can be a major challenge. Several factors contribute to why older adults may become dehydrated. For example: thirst sense becomes less acute, the body's ability to conserve water diminishes, certain medications (such as diuretics) contribute to water loss, and as we age, we tend to eat and drink less. [1] What can caregivers or

How much water should you drink each day? The answer is 1-2 liters for the average adult. If you aren't familiar with metric measurements, substitute quarts for liters and you'll come close to the same amount. The human body is well equipped to regulate its fluid balance. Many systems contribute to this balance. In healthy adults and children the urinary system does the majority of the work by preserving fluid or producing