Gerontology - Hydration

Background


Gerontology - Hydration Background 

 
Importance of Topic to Practice
Dehydration in the elderly compromises overall health and well-being (1). Dehydration is associated with increased risk of disability and mortality; preventing dehydration can improve general health, functional ability and overall quality of life.

Topic Overview
Achieving adequate hydration in the elderly is a complex issue, particularly in long-term care facilities (1). Residents in long-term care facilities often experience cognitive and physical limitations



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