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Health Tips For Getting Seniors To Drink More Water

Sep 27, 2018

Dehydration in Seniors

Dehydration is a common health concern for older adults and can have serious ramifications if left unchecked. Fortunately, there is a very simple solution to dehydration — drinking more water. However, the task itself is easier said than done. If the seniors in your house are not used to drinking more water since their heydays, it might be quite difficult to convince them of its importance now.

But it is important to do so because dehydration can cause health problems like kidney stones, blood clots, nausea, rapid but weak pulse and low blood pressure among many other health conditions. So, today we are sharing some creative ways you can up the water intake of your beloved seniors.

Offer more options

Remember, plain water is not the only source of fluids. Any other beverage such as tea, coffee, fruit juices will do the trick. So, offer the seniors more options if they are not warming up to the idea of drinking more water.

Experimenting with the water temperature

Speaking of warming-up, see if your grandparents or elderly uncles and aunts have a particular preference for the fluids they drink. If they love drinking warm savory drinks, offer soups and broths or serve iced tea, milk shakes and virgin mojitos if they prefer cool drinks.

Make water more accessible

Another thing you could do to develop a water drinking habit in seniors is to ensure that clean drinking water is always within reach. Buying a water purifier will help your cause as it offers clean drinking water at the tap of a finger. Also, modern RO water purifiers come with taste enhancers which make the water taste great and may have the seniors in your home reaching out for their water bottles more often.

So, these are some ideas you can try to keep the seniors happy and healthy by upping their water intake. If you would like to know more about RO water purifiers with taste enhancers, click this link.

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