Monday, July 2, 2012

Water and Craziness

When was the last time you took a drink of water?

Not drinking water can make you crazy!

Dehydration is a major cause of problems with care recipients but too often caregivers don't understand how the condition effects them.

If your hydration level drops by 2-3% it inhibits your ability to do simple math and slows your reaction time when you approach stoplights and stopsigns...in effect, dehydration makes it harder to make decisions.

Also, when your skin dries microscopic cracks are created. The cracks become places where germs and bacteria enter making caregiver more susceptible to illness.

I ALWAYS keep a bottle of water handy and I rarely pass by a water fountain that I don't stop and take three swallows of water.

And yes, I've heard all the stories about water quality, but that's why your parents got you all those shots when you were little.

Drink more water (not coffee, tea or soft drinks), it'll keep you from getting too crazy.

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