Help please! How can I get my mum to drink more fluids? Shes 94, has AZ and now lives with myself and hubby. She is now well fed, unlike when she lived alone on toast and lost tons of weight, though she prefers to eat biscuits, cakes and chocolates rather then her dinner, but at least she has put on weight. She is well looked after in all aspects but shes an absolute monkey when it comes to drinking. She loves a cup of tea, makes a big fuss when I bring her one, ooh lovely tea, and then takes a few sips and its left to go cold. I bring her a glass of fresh orange which she loves, with her dinner, and its still there at bed time. If I try and encourage her to drink it she says she is and to stop nagging her! Then on a day like today where she has a kind of melt down and wont get out of bed and is aggressive and non compliant, shes been without a drink or food for the whole day. Her urine smells terrible, I'm really worried but don't know what to do about it!