Are you looking for ways to help the elderly stay cool in hot weather? If so, read on. The older we get, the harder it is for our bodies to respond well to summer heat. Nonetheless, there are many steps that can be taken to help older people make the most of the summer months.
Help the elderly stay cool in hot weather
One way to help the elderly stay cool in hot weather is to encourage them to avoid large amounts of alcohol and caffeine. Fruit juices, water and vegetable juices can help them avoid discomfort. If an elderly person starts to feel uncomfortable, it’s wise that they move out of the sun and retreat to a cool, air-conditioned area. Showering or bathing can help them achieve renewed comfort if the sun has taken its toll on them. Using an ice pack on the back of the neck will help to reduce body temperature as well as sitting front of a fan.
If an elderly person starts to experience symptoms of heat stroke, medical attention should be sought immediately. Symptoms of heat stroke include faintness, staggering, confusion, high pulses, dry skin. They may even fall into a coma. Elderly people can eat cooling snacks such as ice lollies or slightly frozen grapes to stay well. Light cold meals like pasta salads are a more suitable alternative to heavier options like roast dinners. Placing the feet in a bowl of cool water can be beneficial, as can lightweight clothing.
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Date Published: May 11, 2017
Author: Accident Advice