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Keeping hydrated by drinking enough is vital for good health. If you become dehydrated it can start to cause a lack of concentration, headaches, tiredness, dizziness, confusion and in older adults, a fall. If you are dehydrated for a long time it can start affecting your kidney function, which will then affect your body’s ability to remove waste products.   

  • Aim to drink 6-8 drinks a day which includes tea and coffee
  • If it’s difficult to drink fluids, try eating foods that have a high-liquid content such as soups and ice lollies, or fruits such as melon and grapes

For additional information about how much fluid is recommended based on age, go to Fluid (water and drinks) (

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