Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Heat and Hydration

We all know that the elderly are especially prone to dehydration, and with the heat, this is even more of a concern. The advice we normally hear or give is "drink plenty of liquids."

However, remember that hydration can also be accomplished through foods like a yogourt, apple sauce, jellos, etc. These can be diluted with water, juice, a little meal replacement such as Boost or Ensure. The idea is that sometimes people do not like to drink additional fluids, but will take them in other forms.