With a major winter storm hitting the Northeast this week, in New England and beyond, here are tips for staying safe when temperatures dip drastically. Cold weather puts older adults at risk for hypothermia, a condition that can lead to hospitalization and death.
How are you coping with this huge January storm? If you’re an older adult, bad weather in the winter months can make it harder to drive and increase your risk for falls. But colder weather can also put you at risk for more subtle dangers like hypothermia, a condition that occurs when your body temperature drops to dangerously low levels. Untreated, hypothermia can cause heart problems and even death.