The hard part is over.
I'm matching you with one of our specialists who will be calling you in the next few minutes.
As for my elderly Mom, it was her thyroid that was making her feel so cold. Her hands would feel like icicles. My parents house is always around 85 degrees.... I couldn't stay more than 20 minutes and I had to leave to get from fresh air. My poor Dad would be wearing a sleeveless undershirt and walking shorts year round inside their house, and be barefoot.
It should be noted that this has nothing to do with body weight - even someone who is heavyset can suffer from diminished lose of muscle mass. It begins to effect anyone 50 years of age and older. With each subsequent decade muscle lose declines at a quicker pace, so for your mother in her mid 80's, this can be a genuine concern.
As far as neuropathy, my dad recently went to a Rheumatologist (sp) and he was able to help him.
What can be done to make it feel better?
The mechanisms in our body that control how we perceive temperature may not continue to function reliably all of our lives.