Peter Mangiola, Senior Health & Wellness Expert, Advises Elderly to Take Precautions Against Heat Stress & Illness This Summer

New Jersey Shore and Inland Counties Historically Prone to Excessive Heat Spells Proving Dangerous to Seniors with over 7,000 Americans suffering from heat-related deaths since 1979, EPA reports.

Ocean, NJ, July 03, 2013 --( Peter Mangiola, Senior Health and Wellness Expert and director of Senior Helpers, reminds seniors and their families to remember the importance of taking the proper precautions against heat stress and other illnesses this summer.

All of the staff and employee's of Senior Helpers of New Jersey are trained to take the proper precautions against heat related illnesses.

“I try to get the word out every July that the season of sun and fun are great times as long as we stay protected. Exposure to heat can cause illness and death. The most serious heat illness is heat stroke. Other heat illnesses, such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat rash, should also be avoided. New Jersey, famous for its hot and water-friendly summers, can prove dangerous to seniors if the proper precautions are not taken,” stated Peter Mangiola.

Here are some preventative actions you should take when temperatures are high.

Risk Factors for Heat Illness
• High temperature and humidity
• Direct sun exposure
• No breeze or wind
• Low liquid intake
• Physical exertion
• Waterproof clothing

Signs of Heat Exhaustion
• Headache, dizziness, or fainting
• Weakness and wet skin
• Irritability or confusion
• Thirst, nausea, or vomiting

Symptoms of Heat Stroke
• Confusion, unable to think clearly
• Feel like passing out
• Feel like collapse, or have seizures
• May stop sweating

To Prevent Heat Illness
• Be aware of the hazards of heat
• Know how to prevent them
• Provide a lot of cool water

About Peter Mangiola, RN MSN
Peter Mangiola received his degree from The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in 1980, and since has served in Emergency, Recovery, Cardiac Care, and Electrophysiology departments, as well as three years as an Oncology Director and eight years as Charge Nurse for a cardiovascular nursing unit. Peter is a regular speaker for many groups and organizations over the years covering many topics, and as a consultant, speaker, and educator in such areas as: Dementia, Alzheimer’s & Senior Care Heath Service & Advocacy.

If you would like Peter Mangiola to speak to your group or organization, please contact:
Peter Mangiola or Maria Porchia
67 Lacy Road, Suite 6
Manchester, NJ 08759
Phone: 732-657-3600 | 609-261-2995
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