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What is Dementia?

Dementia is not a specific disease. It is a term used to describe a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills that is severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform every day tasks. There is often no known cause. Nothing can ‘diagnose’ dementia and there is …

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Dehydration Increases Fall Risk

What does dehydration have to do with seniors being at a higher risk of falling? Well, it is quite simple actually. One of the main symptoms of dehydration is muddled thinking, dizziness, cramping, and headaches. Dehydration affects one’s coordination and for seniors, their coordination is already challenged by age. When dehydration is added to the …

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Dehydration: The Silent Deficiency

Symptoms of Dehydration in Elderly People Look Like Dementia

Could there be a link between dehydration and dementia? Depression? And other illnesses? The brain is 75% water!   Symptoms of dehydration When a senior is mildly dehydrated they will experience symptoms such as: Tiredness, sleepiness, laziness, fatigue, lack of energy Confusion Forgetfulness Difficulty concentrating Difficulty making decisions Dizziness and/or light-headedness Irritability and/or agitation Headaches …

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Hydrate to Health

Our society is chronically dehydrated Fact: 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.  Dehydration is a much more serious issue than people realize. At Connecting Hearts we want to raise your awareness of this issue so that you can make a more educated choice on how you can properly care for your health and hydration in …

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