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Dehydration?

Sheepteach

Registered User
Sep 4, 2011
161
Somerset
Visiting dad this afternoon, I found him more confused than usual, and just not looking right.

According to his carers notes, his kettle was missing this morning, so she made him a squash instead. Both morning and lunchtime carers had noted that he seemed confused.

Fortunately, I had bought a replacement kettle with me as when I visited on Tuesday dad had broken the lid on the old one! I also saw evidence that dad had left the kettle boiling, - a strip of wallpaper was missing from the ceiling, and water marks down the wall, but no kettle to be found.

After a cup of tea, and read of the newspaper he seemed better.

Could dad's behaviour be to lack of tea, which he can drink for England?!
 

BR_ANA

Registered User
Jun 27, 2012
1,079
Brazil
I observed that anything worsen my mom cognition. Any disturbance, any discomfort.

So it can be.
 

Izzy

Volunteer Moderator
Aug 31, 2003
61,800
69
Dundee
I think dehydration does increase confusion. Might your dad have a urine infection? It might be worth having that checked out.
 

Dunkers58

Registered User
Nov 9, 2013
65
Hampshire
hi. the observation that he seemed better after a cup of tea suggests it may be dehydration, but as previous posts , would be worth getting checked out for infection.
bestvwishes