Cold Weather Is Treacherous When You Have Alzheimer’s: 5 Ways to Keep Loved Ones Safe

Do you face an onslaught of snow and ice each winter — or just chilly (or downright cold) temperatures? Wherever you live, if you care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, you’ll need to help them safely weather those months.

“People with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are especially vulnerable to cold weather risks,” says Christine Nelson, BSN, MSN, a geriatric nurse specialist.