Looking for the Signs of Dehydration in the Elderly

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The hot summer months can provide fun and recreation for many, but for others, it can be life-threatening.

Tim Shultz, owner of Albuquerque Right at Home, says there are signs to look for that can keep loved ones safe in the heat. 

If they are acting sluggish, perspiring heavily, then they need water and be moved to an air-conditioned environment or to a shaded area. signs of dehydration also include dry mouth, headache, dizziness and dry skin.

Shultz says it’s important to check in on elderly loved ones on a regular basis and to decrease strenuous, physical activity in high temperatures.

Check out Right at Home’s website: http://www.rightathome.net

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