MACON, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT)- This week temperatures are expected to be in the upper 90's, and there are some precautions that individuals 65 years old and up should take to prevent dehydration.
Doctors say senior citizens are more prone to heat stress than younger people. You should stay hydrated with cool, non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages.
If you do have to go outside, go early in the morning or late in the evening because temperatures are not as hot then. If you experience dizziness, nausea, or have a high body temperature, seek medical attention.
"An indication of exhaustion might be when they're pale. So, we want to make sure the color is a healthy color. Also, if they're perspiring a lot, that can also lead to exhaustion," said Martin Mcdonald, Registered Nurse.
Last but not least, if you have an elderly family member or friend, make sure you check on him or her from time to time to make sure that he or she is okay.