We worry more often about being cold, rather than too hot, but both are serious for people with dementia. Heat can lead to dehydration, confusion, lethargy, constipation and urine infections that make people with dementia very unwell. Older bodies don’t adjust well to heat and cold, and dementia means the person may not notice, or be unable to tell you that they are too hot or too cold or to do anything about it.
To access the Dementia Centre’s fact-sheet on heating and dementia, click here: http://bit.ly/2yJDRfB
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