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Some senior citizens live without or have substandard Air Conditioners

 

These individuals are at special risk during the summer: May 15  to Sep 30

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Heat Stress in the Elderly

People 65 years and older are more prone to heat stress than younger people for several reasons:

Heat Stroke

Heatstroke is the most serious heat-related illness. It occurs when the body becomes unable to control its temperature: the body's temperature rises rapidly, the body loses its ability to sweat, and it is unable to cool down. Body temperatures rise to 106°F or higher within 10 to 15 minutes. Heatstroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided.

Signs and Symptoms of Heat Stroke

Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids.

Warning signs vary but may include the following:

Help Protect Elderly Relatives & Neighbors

Help them protect themselves from heat-related stress:

What To Do for Someone With Heat Stress

If you see any signs of severe heat stress, you may be dealing with a life-threatening emergency.
Have someone call for immediate medical assistance while you begin cooling the affected person.

Do the following: