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Cold Weather Tips for those with Alzheimers

As the colder, and damper, weather begins to make its appearance across British Columbia, it is important to be aware of how to properly care for those suffering with Alzheimer’s during the late fall and winter months. 
 

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Staying active, if possible, is good for everyone. Doing so in a safe manner can alleviate some of the possible challenges that might come along.

Dress for the weather
Keep a variety of scarves, mittens and hats available that are easy to get on and off. Wear a warm waterproof jacket or coat. As individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementia are at a higher risk of getting hypothermia because they sometimes are unable to detect temperature changes, it is important to help them keep warm.

Tread carefully
Avoid slippery surfaces whenever possible. Park close to where you are going, or even in a garage, if that makes sense. Sprinkle out salt to melt any ice that might form on stairs and driveways. To lessen the chances of slipping, use non-slip and warm footwear.

 

Keep warm inside too
Concern over hypothermia isn’t just exclusive to being outside. Living in a cold apartment can also result in the lowering of body temperature. To keep your loved one warm, try keeping the thermostat at a minimum 20 degrees celsius; ensure they wear long johns, sweaters, socks and slippers. Keep a blanket handy to throw over legs.

 
 

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