Hydration

Hydration

Published on 3 March 2021

Hydration and living with dementia

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Hydration and Living with Dementia
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Did you know the human brain is made up of 75% water ?
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Keeping ourselves hydrated is one way to keep ourselves well.
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People living with dementia can become dehydrated due to loss of thirst and forgetting to drink.
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This can cause problems such as infections and falls.
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Signs of dehydration include:
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Tiredness
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Constipation
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Headaches
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Confusion
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Dark Urine
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Here are some tips for good hydration...
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Use clear or coloured jugs and glasses to draw attention to drinks
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In the summer you can try...
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Ice Lollies
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Watery fruit such as melon
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Sorbet or icy drinks
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When its cold you can try...
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Warm drinks such as tea and coffee or soup in mugs or flasks
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To help you to remember to drink you can set reminders on your alarm clock or your phone.
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For more information visit
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Twitter: BDA_Dietitians
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Website: British Dietetic Association