We here in February, large cold period. Older people are physically vulnerable and sensitive to cold, as also the hot dog days for example.
The change of season is a difficult one.
How to cope with winter?
As soon as cold weather arrives, many older people suffer from the hands, fingertips become sensitive to cold: the numbness due to poor circulation, chilblains, which is inflammation that can be at the heel, knee, on the nose ....
Respiratory diseases are increasing and the cold have reduced immune defenses. Colds are more common elsewhere I would give a little advice: it is better to use disposable paper handkerchiefs on, that cloth handkerchiefs which are real nest for germs!
Outside the elderly should therefore wear gloves, massaging hands to avoid it cools.
Against by attention, in case of frostbite or numbness (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 weather arrives.
The influenza virus (great about the year 2010) is daunting for the elderly who are struggling to recover from the disease.
Namely that the flu vaccine is free to over 65's 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 has an important, favor carbohydrates like 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 festive 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 it generates depression due to this change of season.
As advice: plan activities, innovate other activities!
The new year should be a way to motivate other new things.
Take advantage of the slightest ray of sunshine to go out even if the desire is not there!
And you, what are your tips?