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What are the signs and symptoms of dehydration?

Status: Open    Dec 31, 2014 - 11:43 AM

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Mar 19, 2015 - 01:22 PM

Dehydration can be a common issue for many elderly people for various reasons. When one is dehydrated, your body doesn't have enough fluid to work properly. Exposure to hot sun will also necessitate the need for more water.

The signs of dehydration in adults could include:

· confusion and weakness

· being thirsty and dry mouth

· urinating less often than usual

· dark colored urine

· dry skin & decreased skin elasticity

· feeling tired and sluggish

· dizziness and fainting

· sudden change in blood pressure upon standing up

· increased heart rate

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Sep 08, 2015 - 01:11 PM

There is an article on the A Place for Mom blog that discusses ways to prevent dehydration: 4 Ways to Prevent Elderly Dehydration + Must-Try Summer Mocktail Recipes.


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