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Chapter 13 - Hypothermia and Hyperthermia in Elders

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 July 2020

Kim A. Collins
Affiliation:
LifePoint Inc, South Carolina
Roger W. Byard
Affiliation:
University of Adelaide
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This can be for a combination of physiological, pathological, social, and environmental reasons. In the geriatric population, homeostasis becomes more difficult to maintain and elders are more challenged by changes in the environment. They are vulnerable because of changes in thermoregulation, underlying medical conditions such as dementia and cardiovascular

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