Winter and cold weather for the elderly
December 15, 2011 BY BRIGITTE A COMMENT:
Here we are in December, large cold period. Older people are physically vulnerable and fear the cold, as also the hot dog days for example.
The change of season is a difficult.
How to deal with winter?
As soon as the cold comes, many older people suffer from the hands, fingertips become sensitive to cold: the nail due to poor circulation, chilblains, which are inflammations that can be at the heel, knee, on ... nose.
Respiratory diseases are increasing and the cold lowers the immune system. Colds are more common in fact I would give a little advice: you should use disposable paper handkerchiefs on that cloth handkerchiefs which are real nest microbes!
Outside the elderly should wear gloves, massaging hands to prevent them cool.
Against by attention, in case of frostbite or nail (very painful) it is necessary to warm slowly to turn the venous return if Aie Aie Aie!
The OA also reappears as soon as a change in the weather arrives.
The influenza virus (large about the year 2010) is dangerous for the elderly who are struggling to recover from the disease.
Namely, the flu vaccine is free to those over 65 is a great way to protect themselves. Do not hesitate to get vaccinated!
Although protection from the cold!
At home, the unit is old, care must be taken regularly air to avoid poisoning risks related to a faulty heating.
Outside, the elderly must dress warmly as a function of temperature (gloves and hat if too cold).
The fight against the cold requires a great expenditure of energy, so food is important, promote the carbohydrates such as bread, rice, pulses, etc. ..
Do not make too much of fat as some claim!
And of course continue to drink enough.
I would add, it takes for the elderly continues to walk, move, stretch to avoid become stiff, visiting with friends, get friends ...
Inactivity is not good for morale or good for physics!
We arrive in a holiday season, Christmas and the first year, the mood is there, but sometimes as early as January the moral decline in some people. The days have shortened this causes depression due to this change of season.
As of advice: plan activities, innovate more!
The new year should be a way to motivate other new things.
Take advantage of the sun shines out even if the desire is not there!
And you, what are your tips?