Safety

Hypothermia and the Elderly

2018-01-26T16:35:44+00:00

The cold hard facts about hypothermia is that our aging parents face this danger every winter. by Diane Berardi, Gerontologist  Older adults are especially vulnerable to hypothermia because their body's response to cold can be diminished by underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, some medicines including over-the-counter cold remedies, and aging itself. As [...]

Hypothermia and the Elderly 2018-01-26T16:35:44+00:00

Driving and the Elderly

2018-01-26T16:36:52+00:00

Here’s a little fun fact for children of aging parents…   Seniors have the highest crash death rate per mile driven, even though they drive fewer miles than younger people. In almost every industrialized country in the world, people are healthier and living longer than ever before. As a consequence, [...]

Driving and the Elderly 2018-01-26T16:36:52+00:00