In reaction to the extreme hot weather, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, the older people’s charity said:
“During extreme hot weather older people can suffer effects on their health and can be more vulnerable to illnesses such as heat exhaustion, heatstroke and dehydration. We would recommend the elderly keep as cool and as hydrated as possible, and stay out of the heat and sun. We would also encourage friends and family to look in on their elderly neighbours, to ensure they have the support they need during the heat wave.”
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