Tackle Senior Dehydration 3 Ways with Aegis Living and “The Hawks”

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Download a “must-taste” smoothie recipe to hydrate and promote your brain game.

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According to Aegis Living Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shirley Newell, this smoothie does more than hydrate. The Stealthy Green Smoothie recipe is free to download at www.Aegisliving.com/komo offers pertinent antioxidants and brain boosting Kale.

Summer time means more cases of dehydration at area hospitals nationwide, but seniors are especially vulnerable. As we age, we don’t notice the symptoms such as body temperature changes. In addition, some medications promote dehydration and it’s a fact that seniors don’t experience the same level of thirst that younger people do. The result? Recent government studies show dehydration is one of the top conditions sending people 65 and older to the emergency room. Symptoms can range from headaches to nausea to loss of balance and confusion and in severe cases, unconsciousness and heat stroke.

To help tackle the issue (and provide fun for our residents), Aegis Living, a national leader in assisted living and memory care teamed up with Michele Clarke-Mason, the nutritionist to Seattle’s hometown national football champions. We asked her to make a delicious healthy smoothie to hydrate and boost anyone’s brain game. After all, her clients do hold the Lombardi! The result? She says what’s good for to optimize player performance is good for seniors too. The "Stealthy Green Smoothie" is a creative refreshing drink that is good for the heart and head. Being creativity is one of the simple ways we recommend preventing dehydration. Others include:

1. Get creative and versatile. (Seniors get bored too.)
2. Make drinks convenient and accessible in the fridge and house.
3. Use visible notes or reminders to drink 8oz 5-times a day.
In addition to staying cool and hydrated for the benefit of your body, Aegis Living Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shirley Newell says, “Hydration is key to good brain function for focus and alertness. And great ingredients like those in this smoothie do more than hydrate.”

The “Stealthy Green Smoothie” recipe is free for download at Aegisliving.com offers pertinent anti-oxidants and brain boosting Kale. “Kale is considered a “superfood” and is a wonderful antioxidant. It’s an anti-inflammatory and creates building blocks for certain neurotransmitters and minerals to boost brain health,” says Dr. Newell who directs medical and wellness at Aegis Living.

About Aegis Living
Aegis Living is a national leader in retirement and assisted living providing the finest in senior lifestyle and living options available that emphasizes health, quality of life, well-being and community. Aegis Living is guided by a simple philosophy: strive to treat all people with the highest possible standards. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Redmond, Washington privately held Aegis Living operates 30 communities in Washington, California and Nevada. Additional information about Aegis Living and its services are available at http://www.AegisLiving.com. Follow us on Twitter @aegisliving and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AegisLiving

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