Hypothermia – A risk to your elderly neighbours

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With temperatures dropping over the past few weeks elderly people are particularly at risk of Hypothermia. Large number of young Irish people are emigrating for work and our elderly people are often left alone and unable to cope in bad weather conditions.

If you know an elderly person living alone, please call on them to see if they are OK. A prolonged spell of bad weather can leave an elderly person without food and at risk of hypothermia. Those with Alzheimer’s Disease, Cardiovascular Disease or poor mobility are particularly at risk. In Kilmacud and Stillorgan we have one of the highest concentration of people over 70 so most of us will have at least one person over 70 living alone near to us.