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. …

Falls in the Elderly

First, I want to thank all of you who have given such encouraging feedback regarding our newsletters. It gratifies me that the information is useful to you in your professional lives and helpful to those of you who are caregivers. Last month, I volunteered for Senior Umbrella Network of Brooklyn (SUN-B) at a street fair where they set…

Let's Get Our Business In Order

So often, when crisis hits, a family can be caught unawares by this emergency situation. Adult children are blindsided by not knowing where to find critical & essential documents necessary for deciding on the care for their elderly parents and they feel handcuffed by not having access to important assets or documents that are needed. However, it is…

Ruth Strand

As most of you are already aware, Ruth Strand, a founding partner of David York Agency, passed away 3 months ago. I wanted to collect my thoughts before making a formal announcement. Rest assured, since Ruth retired two years ago, her passing has no effect on the day-to-day service received from our agency. It is, however, a point in…

Keeping Your Cool

With the heat we are now facing, I thought it would be a good idea to refresh our knowledge with respect to heat exhaustion, heat stroke and dehydration. It is so important to keep a close eye on our loved ones, young or old, to ensure that they are comfortable and hydrated. These conditions are…