Dehydration in Seniors
Seniors need to be aware of the signs of dehydration. If they begin experiencing any symptoms, they need to increase their fluid intake. If the symptoms persist, they need to seek medical attention.
Most people know that malnutrition is prevalent in developing countries, but most don’t realize malnutrition is also common among the elderly in the United States. This is a growing problem, as the Census Bureau predicts there will be 92 million people over age 65 by 2060. Malnutrition in our elderly population is a serious issue, due to the associated adverse outcomes.