Dehydration, Cognition, and Health
This continuing education course identifies the functions of water in the human body, highlights fluid needs in a variety of life stages and health conditions, and examines the factors involved in fluid balance and dehydration, along with associated cognitive and health impacts.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the June/July 2022 edition of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Discuss the most essential functions of water in the body.
- Counsel patients on several common causes of dehydration.
- Distinguish various possible signs of dehydration.
- Assess the effects of dehydration on cognition and other health systems.
Sara Chatfield, MPH, RDN, LDN, is a Chicago-based freelance nutrition writer who has practiced dietetics in clinical and community settings.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR