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Old 09-09-2015, 05:36 AM
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runabout
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It all depends upon the old person and their condition. Some may be attributed to mental health issues, but alot of the time it is attributed to joint issues. My mother in law has had both hips replaced and one shoulder, she loves it hot like that and will wear long sleeve shorts and sweaters to help hold the heat in. I start dripping sweat if I do any physical exercise when it's above 50 degrees, so we have a bit of temperature conflict going on. She said it helps keep her joints loosened up and feeling good and anything cooler and she starts to feel the pain.

I had a high school teacher that had bad arthritis and she would keep a space heater under her desk blasting on high heat year round. I would get within 10' of her desk and start sweating......
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