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Nutrition & Hydration

22 April 2015

The importance of good nutrition and hydration cannot be underestimated. Good nutrition and hydration is essential to people’s general health and wellbeing and this is particularly so for the elderly, frail and vulnerable.

Eating and drinking for good health should be enjoyable and is a simple – but vital part of preventing illnesses which often require complex treatments. Good nutrition and hydration is essential to everybody’s general health and wellbeing.

Dehydration occurs when the body is not getting enough fluids to function properly.

Older adults are at the greatest risk of dehydration – often becoming dehydrated before they know it. Around 30% elderly people over 65 are dehydrated on admission to hospital.

Recognise the Symptoms of Dehydration in yourself and others in time for warmer summer temperatures:-

  • Are you always thirsty?
  • Are you prone to urinary tract infections or is your urine more highly coloured, smaller in amount or strong smelling?
  • Do you suffer from constipation?
  • Do you feel tired, fatigued or weak?
  • Are you prone to headaches; are your lips, mouth or eyes dry?
  • Do you get dizzy or feel confused, lack concentration or get easily distracted?

 

Links to further advice and resources

 

 

 

You can download free posters from the resources below.

Wise_Up_-_Water_in_the_Workplace

 

Drinking enough when you are at home

 

health-on-tap-poster

 

Healthy Hydration Poster

 

hydration-toolkit-for-care-homes

 

Getting enough fluids at home – information for patients, relatives and carers

 

PEE-O-METER A4 POSTER

 

residents water poster

 

 

 

 

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