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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 Breakfast Essentials is a rich-tasting milk chocolate drink that provides 240 calories, 10 grams of protein, and an assortment of vitamins and minerals, all packed into a compact 8 oz bottle. It is the perfect on-the-go drink that is suitable for breakfast, a mini-meal, or just a snack. Also, try the Nestle Carnation Breakfast Essentials No Sugar Added Powder Oral Supplement which offers 13 grams of protein per serving and the ability to be mixed with soy or lactose-reduced milk for a lower lactose content.