The two most common symptoms of hyperthermia are heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat stroke is the most dangerous symptom. When heat stroke occurs, individuals should seek immediate medical attention.
Signs/symptoms of heat stroke are:
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC)(http://www.cdc.gov/), the elderly are vulnerable to heat-related illnesses as heat stress due to underlying medical conditions, lack of air conditioning, social isolation and poor economic status. To protect the elderly: