There are particular reasons why older adults are more susceptible to dehydration. As we mature, it becomes more difficult for our bodies to adapt to temperature shifts, as well as the ability to conserve water. Also, we may start to lose our thirst sensation. Therefore, it is possible that when a senior feels thirsty, they may already be dehydrated. When the body does not have enough fluid to function, electrolyte imbalances occur, which can cause serious health issues.
In addition to the natural aging process, certain health conditions and medications can also affect a senior’s ability to retain fluids. Individuals with dementia may forget to eat and drink, and in more advanced stages may have difficulty swallowing thin liquids. Also, medications that are commonly prescribed for conditions affecting primarily older adults can cause frequent urination which can lead to dehydration.
Maintenance of fluid balance throughout the systems of the body is a complex system which becomes less efficient in older people. This makes older people more susceptible to becoming dehydrated. A good hydration program with the added benefit of alkaline water helps to ensure residents stay properly hydrated and healthy.
Just some of the benefits of Kangen water
anti-aging properties (via liquid antioxidants that absorb more quickly into the human body)
immune system support
hydration, skin health, and other detoxifying properties
Hydration Program with Kangen Water