When you visit your grandparents, do you notice that they say they aren’t thirsty, even on a hot summer’s day? You start noticing that they often feel dizzy or fatigued and have dry hands. These are common symptoms of dehydration.
Dehydration is common among older people because as we age, our body composition changes, reducing the amount of water in our bodies. A normal adult body is around 70% water, but an elderly person’s body is only around 50% water.