The Doctor came and was very thorough but as she isn't clinically dehydrated there wasn't much he could do. His advice to Ma is 'you need to drink more fluid'.
Well hey. I may have mentioned that to her at least five times a day since she came out of hospital.
Can you believe that it's only three weeks since she fell? No, me neither. Seems like at least three months.
So how exactly do you get a stubborn 81 year old woman with dementia to drink when she doesn't want to without resorting to a funnel??
She will mostly only drink about an inch of any mug of tea or coffee, although there are exceptions to this. She doesn't like squash, juice, milk, herbal tea, fruit tea, fizzy pop, yoghurt, smoothies and especially not water.
She will have soup, but only about once a week. Likewise an ice lolly.
Any ideas or suggestions?