As you get older, you can experience significant benefits of drinking plenty of water:

  • May help prevent kidney stones
  • May help ease constipation
  • May help improve the condition of your skin
  • May help improve mental sharpness
  • Aids in digestion
  • May help circulation

Keep drinking water. It’s important to know that a lack of thirst sensitivity isn’t the only thing that differentiates seniors from younger adults when it comes to dehydration.1 As you age, you may decrease your water intake because of fear of urinary incontinence, while others experience nephrogenic diabetes insipitus – a type of diabetes that is common among the elderly. Nephrogenic diabetes insipitus can cause dehydration.2 Symptoms of dehydration:

  • Dry, inelastic skin
  • Confusion
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Dry mouth
  • Thirst