(HealthDay News) -- Seniors are at heightened risk of hypothermia, the medical term for low body temperature.
Older adults lose body heat faster than when they were younger, the U.S. National Institute on Aging says.
Hypothermia occurs when a person's body temperature drops to 95 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. Typical warning signs include slowed or slurred speech, sleepiness or confusion, shivering or stiffness in the arms and legs, poor control over body movements, slow reactions or a weak pulse.
The agency suggests how to prevent hypothermia in older adults: