Occasionally you read about people with dementia who have died from malnutrition or dehydration, even when being cared for in a nursing home, hospital, or by caregivers. You cannot believe that such a situation has occurred, that it must be an obvious case of abuse. However, dehydration and malnutrition can develop insidiously, especially where people are confused, unable to recognize the usual signals of hunger or thirst, or unable to communicate their needs. People with dementia are particularly at risk.
Often the causes of dehydration are complex. Confusion may be central but there are often other causes, some of which are easy to remedy or institute. Drinks being placed out of easy reach can be moved closer. Fluid charts can indicate the amount of fluid needed and then can be filled in whenever a drink is given.
Medical investigations into the cause of dehydration may be required. Someone may be taking medication that causes excessive fluid los...
Can ceiling fans cause dehydration in your eyes leading to headaches or migrains? my girlfriend likes to sleep cold with the airconditioner set low and the ceiling fan turned on high. This causes me to wake up with what i can only describe as dehydration headaches similar to a sinus infection headache. When the fan is on medium or low I sometimes feel a little dehydrated but without the headache. Allen.
You said "dehydration in your eyes" in one place, but just "dehydration" in another, so this is a bit difficult to address.
Air conditioning usually removes some moisture from the air. This can dehydrate skin and exposed membranes to some extent. Some people report that the inside of their nostrils gets dry and sometimes even bleeds a bit from the dryness. So, surface dehydration is possible. "Regular" dehydration from air conditioning and/or fans is unlikely unless you're already bordering on dehydration.
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