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Dementia & Alzheimer’s Residents: Making Mealtime Enjoyable

By Heather Brown
October 28, 2016

Any caregiver or family member that works with dementia or Alzheimer’s residents knows one thing about mealtimes – they are unpredictable. Alzheimer’s and dementia residents are often known to refuse to eat, ignore their food, become distracted, forget how to eat or struggle with chewing. This makes meal time not enjoyable for all parties including ...

Way to Prevent Dehydration in Elders

By Heather Brown
July 01, 2015

Dehydration during the hot summer months is a risk for any age, but it’s important to realize just how serious this health condition can be for the elderly. Senior dehydration is a very common health issue that can lead to bigger adverse health effects such as low blood pressure or urinary tract infections. The elderly ...

Prevent Elderly Dehydration

By brian barrick
March 07, 2013

The risk of dehydration is high among the elderly because many of them are not as aware of their need to drink sufficient amounts of water and some are not as active or mobile enough to get themselves a glass of water to drink. Among the elderly, water absorption and retention is also less efficient ...

Avoide Elderly Dehydration

By brian barrick
July 24, 2012

With this extreme summer heat everyone is at more of a risk of dehydration, but elderly individuals are even more at risk because their bodies have less water content than younger people. Symptoms of dehydration need to be taken serious and they need to be treated as soon as possible, because, believe it or not, ...