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  •  We lose our sense of thirst as we age... (2+ / 0-)
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    zakandsantos, NYC Sophia

    this is what I learned caring for my Mom. I had to encourage her to drink lots of water. Now as I'm getting older, I notice too that I don't "seem" thirsty so I force myself to drink water often. There's a trick of pressing on your fingers together to see how fast  the flesh bounces back. If it doesn't start drinking. Great tips I learned from the ER folks when I'd bring my Mom in with shortness of breath.

    "If you don't like the news, go out and make some of your own." Wes "Scoop" Nisker

    by Spirit Dancer on Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 05:53:23 AM PDT

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