Holiday visits can be an unexpected glimpse at the reality of an aging parent’s condition. While a holiday visit may not be the appropriate time to address a concern, it’s important not to let it slip away once the busyness of the season has passed.
January 2014 Archives
When I posted our last blog about hypothermia, St. Louis was feeling its most bitter cold weather in decades. Today, a week later, the weather has turned pleasant and mounds of snow are fading away. It’s a good time to review ways to prepare for the next cold spell and prevent hypothermia before it has a chance to strike.
St. Louis is encountering its coldest weather in decades. For caregivers, it’s important to know health concerns that accompany this bitter cold.
We know the dangers of ice and exhaustive snow shoveling, but a lesser-known risk occurs within our own bodies and is a particular threat to seniors. Hypothermia is when body heat drops abnormally low, and gone untreated, can be life threatening.