Medical advice: Heat Stress- Care for the Elderly

Man Drinking WaterDuring summer, care needs to be taken to protect our elderly from heat stress.  People aged 65 years and over may be at an increased risk of heat-related illnesses and may need special care in hot weather. Heat stress can cause mild conditions such as a rash or cramps or serious life-threatening conditions such as heat stroke or worsen pre-existing medical conditions.

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What is ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Alzheimer’s disease – a progressive, degenerative brain disease – causes more than simple forgetfulness. It  may  start  with  slight  memory  loss  and  confusion,  but  it  eventually  leads  to  irreversible  mental impairment that destroys a person’s ability to remember, reason, learn and imagine. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, which is the loss of intellectual and social abilities severe enough to interfere with dailyAsiaMed Connectfunctioning. Dementia occurs in people with Alzheimer’s disease because healthy brain tissue degenerates, causing a steady decline in memory and mental abilities.

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