Dehydration: Seniors

Maintaining proper hydration can be a challenge for older adults. As we age, our body’s water volume decreases, and we are prone to become dehydrated more quickly. Plus, seniors are more likely to be prescribed dehydrating medicine, suffer from chronic disease and experience physiological changes – all of which contribute to a greater risk for becoming dehydrated. Dehydration is caused when the body loses fluids and electrolytes faster than they can be replaced. Several common conditions speed up this loss among seniors:


  • Many Prescription Medications have a diuretic effect
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Swallowing Disorders make seniors reluctant to drink enough water voluntarily
  • Diarrhea and Vomiting
  • Environmental Stress: With age, the body cannot manage heat as efficiently and face a heightened risk of developing dehydration in a heat wave.

DripDrop ORS: A Medical-Grade Hydration Solution for Seniors

DripDrop ORS is a great tasting, medical-grade hydration solution developed by a pediatrician. Built on decades of proven science, it contains a precise ratio of salts, sugars and potassium to optimize fluid and electrolyte absorption and speed recovery. It has been clinically shown to hydrate 34% more effectively than water alone. DripDrop ORS is safe for seniors to drink every day, to effectively treat and prevent dehydration. Senior citizens with high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and/or electrolyte restrictions should consult with their doctors before using DripDrop ORS.