Four scary consequences of dehydration in older people

Dehydration increases the symptoms of many illnesses and can slow down recovery:

  • Almost 700 deaths in 5 years in care homes due to dehydration
  • 30% of people admitted to hospital are dehydrated
  • Dehydrated patients are 5 ½ times more likely to die in hospital
  • Lower fluid intake can make many conditions worse

Please see our series of blogs on caring for older people:

For more advice to help your loved ones stay hydrated please speak to their doctor or care professional.

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