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Symptoms of Dehydration in the Elderly


As temperatures rise the elderly are at risk of dehydration. Older adults are more susceptible to fluid and electrolyte imbalances. Certain medical conditions and medications can affect the ability to retain fluids.


Know the symptoms of dehydration:

  1. Little or no urination

  2. Dark or amber-colored urine

  3. Irritability, dizziness or confusion

  4. Rapid breathing and heartbeat

  5. Low blood pressure

  6. Weak pulse

  7. Cold hands and feet

  8. Dry skin that stays folded when pinched

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