040 Dehydration in Older Adults: How to Prevent It, Detect It, and Treat It

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In This Episode:

Dr. K explains how to prevent, detect, and treat dehydration in aging adults. She covers:

  • What is dehydration and what causes it
  • Why older adults are at higher risk for dehydration
  • How dehydration can be correctly diagnosed
  • Why several commonly-used tests for dehydration are often inaccurate in older adults
  • Symptoms of dehydration
  • Health consequences that may be associated with mild versus more severe dehydration
  • How dehydration can be treated
  • How to prevent dehydration, including how to help older adults stay hydrated
  • What to known about dehydration and possible urinary tract infections
  • Tips for family caregivers who are concerned about an older person’s hydration

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How to Prevent It, Detect It, & Treat It
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