Jan 11

How To Help Your Aging Loved One Avoid Hypothermia

By MD for Seniors

Cover your loved ones in layers of blankets as you await assistance.

Hypothermia is a condition that occurs when people are exposed to cold weather, causing body temperatures to fall below normal. According to the Mayo Clinic, a healthy body temperature is about 98.6 degrees. Hypothermia occurs when body temperatures reach below 95. If not treated quickly, the condition can result in death. As seniors are more vulnerable to hypothermia, it’s essential that you help your aging loved ones avoid it this winter.

A recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explained that the number of people dying from hypothermia is continuing to increase. From 2003 to 2013, …read more

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