A woman seeks protection from the sun in Tuen Mun. There were nine days with an average temperature above 33 degrees in 1976 – there were 38 in 2016. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hongkongers with mental disorders – especially dementia – most at risk of death in extreme weather, study shows

  • Study of more than 133,000 deaths finds ‘strong association between temperature and mortality associated with mental disorders’
  • Up to 8 per cent of residents aged over 65, and up to 30 per cent of those over 80, suffer from dementia, according to the Hospital Authority
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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A woman seeks protection from the sun in Tuen Mun. There were nine days with an average temperature above 33 degrees in 1976 – there were 38 in 2016. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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