If you are struggling with diminished thirst, Dr. Gelb suggests keeping a glass of water or water bottle handy and periodically drinking from it throughout the day, making sure to refill often. Another option is to fill a half-gallon pitcher and make sure you drink the contents by the end of each day.
It’s also important to be wary of alcohol consumption, Dr. Gelb says, because it can increase dehydration risk.
If you are caring for an older adult, Dr. Gelb says, make sure to pay attention to the individual’s water intake to help avoid dehydration.
“If they live alone, have someone check on them regularly,” Dr. Gelb says. “Especially when it’s really hot and humid.”