Dehydration: why is it still a problem?

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This article examines the interplay of factors that affect the assessment and identification of dehydration, and its prevention.

It particularly focuses on three main areas:

  • The physical and financial consequences of dehydration.
  • Identifying and diagnosing dehydration in older people.
  • Useful strategies to prevent the occurrence of dehydration.

It provides a useful summary for all healthcare professionals looking after older people who are at risk of dehydration.

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