Wow! It is hard to believe that it is already July and we are half way through 2019. As the days become warmer and the humidity increases this month, I would like to remind family members that the heat can be hard on the heart. Many of the elderly have heart conditions that make them more prone to experiencing negative effects of the high temperatures and increased humidity. The heat and humidity may also make it more difficult for your loved one to breathe. Everyone enjoys the outdoors during these summer months, but enjoying the outdoors either in the mornings or the evenings are best when the temperature is more tolerable.