Hot temperatures can cause health problems for some people, including those with dementia who can be at increased risk of heat exhaustion and dehydration.

Millport was the warmest place overnight, where the temperature didn’t drop below 17C.

David Lindley-Pilley of Dementia UK told the 'News': During heatwaves like the one we’re currently experiencing try and arrange for friends, neighbours or relatives to provide extra checks on a person with dementia. A person with dementia may not realise that they have heat exhaustion or that they’re dehydrated so carers should be aware of possible signs; headaches, dizziness, increased confusion, pale and sweaty skin as well as excessive thirst are some of the main ones. Always seek medical advice if you have concerns.

"There are ways to help reduce this risk such as foods with a high water content including having chopped up fruits, vegetables and other finger foods, such as cucumbers, mini icicles etc. These can be readily available so that it prompts the person with dementia to eat and drink.

"Our Admiral Nurses specialise in practical advice to help people with dementia and their families get the best quality of life. For more information, call our Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline on 0800 888 6678."