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  •  Dehydration is no joke (14+ / 0-)

    A few years ago, a series of phone calls with my mother made me increasingly concerned when she became more and more confused. Since it takes me at least an hour to get to her when the traffic moves at top speed, I called one of her friends and asked her to do a welfare check.

    The friend took her to the ER and she was admitted to the hospital. She was extremely dehydrated and they kept her in the hospital for, I think, three days. After that, I started calling every day to tell her to drink. In retrospect, that may well have been just the very beginning of her dementia.

    Now she is in assisted living and I can worry about that a little less.

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