According to research statistics presented at a Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) conference, around 20% of older people living in care homes do not drink enough fluid. Further, care home residents with dementia are six times more likely to be dehydrated.
It is estimated that one quarter of older people living in their homes, without a carer, do not drink enough.
Researchers from the Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have published on strategies for identifying and preventing dehydration in the elderly.
Dehydration an issue for elderly people, says research. London: BBC Health News, December 3rd 2014.
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Hooper, L. [and] Bunn, DK. (2014). Should dehydration in older people be a marker of lack of quality in long term care provision? Quality in Ageing and Older Adults. 2014, Vol.15(4), pp.232-236.
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Siervo, M. Bunn, D. [and] Prado, CM. [et al] (2014). Accuracy of prediction equations for serum osmolarity in frail older people with and without diabetes. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, September 2014, Vol.100(3), pp.867-76. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).