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    What part of the brain - where - would be affected if a combative and confused Alzheimer's patient was hospitalized with dehydration? Please explain where the brain may be affected to lead to dehydration.

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    The hypothalamus is the thirst center.

    Osmoreceptors in the hypothalamus normally respond to blood water concentration (high osmotic pressure) and ...

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    This solution examines how dehydration affects the human brain. The combative and confused Alzheimer`s patient was hospitalized with dehydration is explained.