Jun 23

Hot-weather dangers for seniors

By MD for Seniors

Sunburn causes severe skin damage that can make your loved one sick.

Hot summer weather can provide plenty of opportunities for fun, but it carries some risks as well.

While it’s great to pack the family up for an afternoon at the beach, or to spend time outdoors for a cookout or picnic, when you’re the caregiver for an older loved one you have some extra precautions to take. Older adults are more vulnerable to certain health ailments, due to age-related changes to their immune system and the possible effects of chronic illnesses or injuries. It’s important to keep an eye on them when the temperature increases to quickly identify and …read more

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