Seniors prepare for frigid temperatures

The older you get the harder it is to retain heat

Posted: Feb 9, 2019 6:55 PM
Updated: Feb 9, 2019 6:55 PM

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out.news 18s marvin bills joins us with how seniors are trying to make sure they are prepared. 3 the risk of hypothermia is raised when these bone chilling temperatures begin to take over.small things like being angry and confused are just some of the signs to look out for. 3<it's warm one day and then, cold. the weather changes so much it can be hard on your body, especially, for the older community.scott greenson: ''the seniors in our community are especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of the chilly wet windy weather like we are having and like we are expecting'' the change in weather may happen so quick, leaving their bodies to play catch up.scott greenson: ''they are going to have difficulty adjusting in all their body systems'' thats why much of the senior community has to prepare, to prevent. scott greenson: ''doing the shopping ahead of time. or checking on an older person daily to see if their needs are met is very important'' seniors like janice robinett does everything she can to stay ahead of this cold blast janice robinett: ''bundle up and we even close off some rooms and turn of the radiators'' stand up: ''the suns out and shinning now, but don't let that fool you. its eleven degrees currently and being out for too long raises some dangerous risk, even with a coat on'' scott greenson: ''they tend to lose body heat more readily. they tend to be more susceptible to hypothermia, body and internal organ damage because of chronic medical conditions and sometimes medication'' we've all heard that..janice robinett: ''you slept better at night if it's cooler'' but be carfeul because.scott greenson: '' you can economize by shutting off rooms, but don't turn the thermostat down past sixty eight to seventy degrees indoors'' being cold doesn't just raise a risk of hypothermia, it can also change how one thinks jean kolp: ''it can cause more mental confusion. you know, if their body temperature goes down and so you know if that happens that can be very scary for them"> 3thyroid problems can make it hard to maintain a normal body temperature.people with diabetes have a higher risk due to some of the medications they take as well.so the best way to keep risks low is by staying active while inside. marvin bills news 18
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