According to a recent article from Wake Health, people over the age of 65 have an increased risk of developing health problems from heat exposure because they are more likely to have chronic medical conditions or take prescriptions that affect the body’s ability to sweat or control its temperature. In addition, a person with dementia may not even recognize the sensation of feeling thirsty or overheated. The article offers signs of heat-related illnesses and offers tips for prevention.
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