TRAVEL WITH DEMENTIA: YOU CAN’T! OR CAN YOU?
Is going on a trip still possible for people suffering from dementia?
TRAVEL WITH DEMENTIA: YOU CAN’T! OR CAN YOU? Unfortunately, if an older adult woman or man has dementia, it does not automatically mean he cannot travel with you. However, it is important to honestly assess symptoms before making a decision and going on the trip.
Why Adequate Hydration is Important for a Healthy Brain
Healthy aging and drinking water
From a young age, we learn the importance of drinking enough water every day. Adequate hydration is important to balance fluids, cleanse the body of toxins and maintain bowel function. For people with Alzheimer’s, the effect of water on the brain is among the most important. A young and healthy brain cannot function properly without adequate water. People who have dementia may suffer even more, as a lack of fluids can lead to worsening symptoms. Dehydration and Alzheimer’s are a dangerous combination.
It’s important to know how to avoid dehydration for seniors. Every assisted living community puts this information into action by taking initiatives to ensure residents keep their brains well hydrated.
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