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Aging Today Keep cool in ‘dog days’ of summer

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Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:00 am

Summertime brings many people outdoors to enjoy barbecues, pool time and of course the bright, sunny days.  But as many of us who have lived in Arizona for any length of time know, summers here last typically into the final days of September.   

The summer sun and record heat can quickly put not only our own health in danger but certainly put our aging loved ones at risk. For those family members that are caring for an older adult, you will want to take steps to keep your loved one cool in these final weeks and months of summer. Especially since as we age, we are more prone to heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

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