For Seniors: Don’t Brush Off Dental Care Older adults may have dental concerns that can’t be totally taken care of with just brushing and flossing. Overview of Sleep Problems Sleep is essential to physical and emotional health. Adequate sleep may also play a role in helping the body recover from illness and injury. For Seniors: You Can Beat the Heat After age 65, your body can't adjust to changes in air temperature -- especially heat -- as quickly as it did when you were younger. That puts you at risk for heat-related illnesses. How Older Adults Can Prevent Hypothermia Age lowers your ability to endure long periods of cold. You're also at risk if your response to cold is impaired by certain illnesses or medications. Medical Symptoms You Should Never Ignore Some symptoms may indicate the possibility of a serious condition and should be evaluated immediately by a health care provider.