As we get older, it becomes harder for our bodies to detect how cold we are. The longer we're exposed to the cold, the more at risk we are of heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, depression, worsening arthritis and increased accidents at home (associated with loss of strength and dexterity in the hands).
The longer someone is exposed to cold, the more at risk they are of the above effects. That is why Age UK is highlighting the following key messages to encourage older people to protect their health:
For more advice visit the Spread the Warmth site which focuses on winter health and warm homes.
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