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Help people with Alzheimer’s stay safe in cold weather

As winter weather heads our way, be prepared to help people with Alzheimer’s stay safe in cold weather. Make sure the person has the following supplies available:

• Warm clothing and blankets
• Medications
• Flashlights and extra batteries in case power goes out
• Food that is easy to prepare
• Incontinence undergarments, if needed

Older adults are particularly vulnerable to hypothermia in cold weather. Review this brochure to help prevent hypothermia this winter.

Last Updated on April 28, 2020

Published by Raj C. Shah, MD

I am geriatrician and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center.

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