Prevalence, risk factors and strategies to prevent dehydration in older adults.

@article{Wotton2008PrevalenceRF,
  title={Prevalence, risk factors and strategies to prevent dehydration in older adults.},
  author={Karen Wotton and Karina Crannitch and Rebecca Munt},
  journal={Contemporary nurse},
  year={2008},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={44-56}
}
The treatment of dehydration in older adults admitted from residential care to an acute hospital setting may lead to haemodynamic stability. There is however an increased risk for short or long term alterations in physiological, cognitive and psychological status and ultimately, decreased quality of life. Such acute care admissions could be decreased where preventative strategies tailored to address individual risk factors are combined with more frequent assessment of the degree of hydration… CONTINUE READING

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