Some common symptoms of hypothermia are uncontrollable shivering, slow speech, confusion and disorientation, poor coordination and drowsiness. These symptoms can develop slowly, making hypothermia hard to recognize.
If you live alone, it is important to keep in touch with others and have them check on you this winter to be sure you are all right. Taking precautions against hypothermia will help keep you safe and warm through the winter months.
The Senior Connection is a column provided by the Clinton County Office for the Aging. For more information about services for senior citizens, contact their office at 135 Margaret St., Suite 105, Plattsburgh or call them at 565-4620. Information is also periodically provided by the Behavioral Health Services North Caregiver Resource Center. They may be reached at 565-4543 or 565-4625.