Protect Older Adults from Extreme Heat

Hot temperatures can be dangerous, especially if you have:

  • Breathing difficulties;
  • Heart problems;
  • Hypertension;
  • Kidney problems;
  • A mental illness such as depression or dementia;
  • Parkinson’s disease; or
  • If you take medication for any of these conditions.

If you are taking medication or have a health condition, ask your doctor or pharmacist if it increases your health risk in the heat and follow their recommendations.

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