This page is a printable version of: https://www.iow.nhs.uk/Patients-and-Visitors/patient-safety/patient-safety/reducing-patient-falls/hydration.htm
Date: 19 September 2021
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.
For additional information about how much fluid is recommended based on age, go to Fluid (water and drinks) (bda.uk.com)