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Stay Hydrated

Summer brings its own set of challenges to seniors, especially those who aren’t getting enough liquids to stay hydrated and those whose diminished appetite is further lessened by the heat. Because dehydration can start before actually feeling thirsty, it’s important to encourage drinking water and other beverages throughout the day, every day. Also consider making a liquid supplement available to your loved one; liquid supplements help address both problems since they provide calories and protein, too.

Nestle Carnation Instant Breakfast Lactose Free, new this week in the Parentgiving store, is a rich-tasting vanilla drink that provides 250 calories and 9 grams of protein per can. Vitamin- and mineral-fortified, it’s good for low-sodium, low-cholesterol and carbohydrate-controlled diets and is kosher, lactose-free, gluten-free, cholesterol-free and low-residue. Not just for mornings, Nestle Carnation Instant Breakfast Lactose Free also makes a great afternoon treat. And when more calories and protein are needed, try Nestle Carnation Instant Breakfast Lactose Free VHC.