Alzheimer’s & Hot Weather

Alzheimer’s patients often cannot tell us whether they’re hot or cold.  It may affect their disposition and actions but they cannot communicate in words. 

It’s up to us, as with young children during hot weather , to make sure they get adequate fluids, to wear loose, light weight clothing, to keep out of direct sunlight, to be more active during cooler times of the day than during the heat intensive hours.

As my mom became more unaware of her surroundings, it was difficult to get her to drink enough water.  So we tried cool weak tea, lemonade and other fluids which she would drink in small amounts.

We had to think for her and make her surroundings, clothing and food as comfortable as possible.

What are some tips you have for caring for Alzheimer’s patients and family members during hot weather?

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