As people age, it gets harder for the body to regulate its temperature.
On hot days, older adults might overheat easily. On cold days, they might have trouble staying warm. Extreme heat or cold can cause serious health issues or even death.
Some medications can affect body temperature. For example, some chemotherapy drugs, antibiotics, anti-seizure and heart arrhythmia medications can raise body temperature.
Some antipsychotic drugs can lower body temperature.
Older adults can stay cool in hot weather by:
Older adults can stay warm in cold weather by: