Seniors: Stay Cool This Summer

Summer is just around the corner and as the temperature rises, seniors can be at risk of potential heat strokes and severe dehydration.Not only can the heat increase the severity of an already present condition, some medications can increase the risk of dehydration.In fact, heat-related illnesses kill more people than most natural disasters in the United States alone. With the elderly being at a higher risk of heat stroke and dehydration this season, it's good to know the signs and how to act upon the situation.Symptoms of Heat StrokeYou will notice when a senior is at risk or is really close to having a heat stroke. Some of the signs include:Body temperature over 104 degreesAltered state of mind or behaviorSweating profuselyNauseaRapid breathingHeadacheRacing heartbeatWhat to doIf you

Posted on 05/24/2018 in Uncategorized

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