Drink your water people! We cannot say this enough. Staying hydrated is critical to everyone's good health, not just seniors alone. Your body needs water in order to function properly.

Here are the ten warning signs for dehydration:

  1. Thirst
  2. Sunken eyes
  3. Dry mouth
  4. irritability
  5. Confusion
  6. Dizziness
  7. Muscle weakness
  8. Decreased urine output
  9. Increased heart rate
  10. Fever

Don't wait for the warning signs to act. Drink water regularly throughout the day. Dehydration is one of the leading causes of hospitalization for seniors. As a person ages, total water in the body decreases and this can also reduce the sense of thirst. ensure that your senior loved one is getting the proper amount of water by drinking 6-8 glasses of water throughout the day. The will fill much better as a result.