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Encouraging to drink

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by CAL28, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. CAL28

    CAL28 Registered User

    Aug 25, 2014
    11
    Dorset
    My mum's Alzheimer's is getting worse and we are struggling to get her drinking enough. Dr is aware but just says keep encouraging her which we do. How do other people manage this problem.
     
  2. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,716
    Female
    London
    Supply her with a constant stream of drinks. Don't ask, just put in front of her and sit with her until she drinks. Seek out food with high water content like cucumbers and watermelons. Give her lots of soup. Ice cream is good too.
     
  3. chris53

    chris53 Registered User

    Nov 9, 2009
    2,929
    London
  4. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    16,110
    Toronto, Canada
    Also try having a drink with her. Sometimes the social element helps.
     

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