Body Heat Regulation in the Elderly

July and August bring on what is known as the “dog days of summer” – body heat, hot, muggy, sunny days that can cause lethargy and exhaustion. However, extreme temperatures that make the rest of us seek out the nearest beach or pool can have much more dire consequences for older people due to their…

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How to Help Seniors Cope During a Summer Heat Wave

Many of us look forward all year to the summer heat, as it means we can finally go to the beach, take out the boat, and spend time outdoors. It’s important to realize, however, that the dog days of summer have a much different impact on our senior population. The elderly are more vulnerable to…

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