Care recipient (cr) does not drink enough fluids due to reduced mobility or diminished awareness cognitive impairment

Try: Explain why drinking water regularly is essential to good health water hydrates skin softens bowel movements prevents dehydration works to prevent bladder infections and helps body body’s cooling mechanisms measure 64 oz of water in a pitcher in the refrigerator with a goal to drink most of it by the end of the day add lemon slices or a bit of food coloring for amusement provide a special glass mug insulated beverage cup perhaps even a straw try a different flavor of water such as wild berry watermelon ginger etc make a chart identifying opportunities to drink water throughout the day with early am meds while brushing teeth am and pm with three meals with evening meals 8 oz at each of those events results in consumption of 56 oz of water provide colorful stickers recording the accomplishment

Materials: 64 oz pitcher pretty glass commuter cup or sippy cup paper sticker markers food coloring flavored waters available at target and most grocery stores

Categories: Feeding Eating, Memory, Some Supervision, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, So-So S T Memory

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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