Dehydration: why is it still a problem?
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.