An Important Topic

I am excited to be sending you the second edition of the David York Agency Newsletter. I am thrilled to be able to provide this service to you and, based on the excellent feedback we received, our subscribers seem to be appreciative as well. Since professionally I am becoming more and more aware of this…

Exercise & Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention

The New York Times just reported on a fascinating study published in the May edition of Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience in an article entitled, “Can Exercise Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk?” by Gretchen Reynolds. By examining people aged 65-89 who possess a gene related to Alzheimer’s development, APOE epsilon4 allele (e4 gene for short), the hypothesis that…

Devastating Alzheimer's Disease

In this, our third edition of the David York Agency Newsletter, I wanted to focus on one topic that is so devastating to many of our elderly – Alzheimer’s disease.  Given that many of us are confronted with this debilitating disease on either a professional or personal level, I wanted to bring you some of…

Ensuring Bathroom Safety:  Quick Review

Ensuring Bathroom Safety Of the falls that occur within the home, approximately one-half of these occur in the bathroom. As such, bathroom safety is critical to the elderly where a fall can lead to tragic results. Available Products There are many bathroom safety products that are designed for ease of transfer in and out your shower or…

Elderproofing Your Home Chart

        The National Institute on Aging has a handy article about making your home safe and elderproofing. Tripping hazards from carpets, wires, and clutter need to be removed. Grab bars in places like the shower, tub, and toilet as well as proper lighting often prove essential. Here is a chart for Elder-proofing:

Preventing Falls in the Elderly

Preventing Falls Falls can be prevented and a good caregiver can minimize any negative long-term effects if one does occur.  David York Agency is intimately aware of what a safe living space for an elderly person should look like and can help set that up. DYA is well aware of how preventing falls in the elderly…

Ritalin and Falls

A 2013 study released by Ben Gurion University stated that “researchers have discovered that a single dose of methylphenidate (MPH), used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, helps to improve balance control during walking, hence reducing the risk of falls among elderly adults”. They posit that the results may in part be due to…

Just Don’t Fall!

How many times have you heard someone say their father or mother was fine before s/he fell?  For many older adults, an unexpected fall can lead to a series of events that end in serious or fatal complications.  As a result, as they begin to lose their balance, many elderly are terribly afraid of falling. …