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Advice about encouraging a dementia person to drink

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nannycake Sat 27-Feb-16 13:52:10

My elderly friend is now in a nursing home and is suffering from dysphasia as well as dementia. She is hardly drinking despite efforts of encouragement. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get her to drink? She is 94 years old.

Anya Sat 27-Feb-16 14:30:48

I had this problem with MiL, but I could get her to eat ice lollies. Made them myself from no added sugar squash and they were at least 90℅ water. She like the ribena ones best.

nannycake Sat 27-Feb-16 14:44:25

Thank you Anya I'll make some and see if she likes them.

Anya Sat 27-Feb-16 14:50:28

Hope it works nannycake ...perhaps if she sees you having one too it might encourage her?

ninathenana Sat 27-Feb-16 16:51:48

Good idea Anya
CH fed my mum jelly as that turns to liquid in the mouth.

mumofmadboys Sat 27-Feb-16 18:06:04

Soup or yoghurts will help keep her hydrated