Choosing immune boosters for seniors in Jamaica Estates.

8 Immune Boosters for Seniors in Jamaica Estates

Recent data from the U.S Center for Disease Control (CDC) shows that those with chronic conditions have an increased risk of severe illness from COVID–19. The latest CDC statistics also show that 8 out of 10 COVID–19 related deaths in the U.S are of seniors aged 65 years and above. Correspondingly, seniors with comorbidities are more…

Stroke Rehabilitation in Staten Island | Recovering at Home

So often, the very word “stroke” is uttered with a grim shake of the head, an acknowledgment that life as a stroke “victim” comes with profound challenges. That’s understandable. Stroke is not only unpredictable but symptoms can also occur without prior warning. In turn, this complicates stroke rehabilitation for seniors. According to the American Heart Association,…

COVID-safe holiday celebrations in Bay Ridge.

COVID-Safe Holiday Gift Ideas for Bay Ridge Seniors

No matter which holidays you celebrate, spending time with family and friends is important. In light of COVID-19, coming together will inspire feelings of joy and nostalgia. That said, holiday celebrations will look a little different this year. State safety guidelines discourage indoor gatherings, especially large ones in small settings. Public officials also advise against…

Celebrating Thanksgiving safely in Manhattan.

How Seniors Can Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely in Manhattan

As you begin preparations for Thanksgiving or receive invitations to attend celebrations, be sure to consider COVID-19 risks. This is especially important in light of the flu season. Seniors, of course, and particularly those with chronic conditions, are at increased risk. Still, no one is talking of skipping Thanksgiving entirely. After all, we can be…

A senior couple playing with puzzles. Cerebral activities for seniors suffering from Parkinson's Disease.

Parkinson’s Disease Research in Briarwood

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative condition that’s also sometimes classified as a movement disorder. Basically, the degeneration of neurons (brain cells) is accompanied by tremors, bradykinesia (slowness of movement), and postural instability. Thus, intensive research focuses on reducing these physical challenges. Meanwhile, other research efforts address the wide array of non-movement problems — from…

COVID-19 in Queens; COVID-19 and dementia in Queens.

COVID-19 and Dementia: Protecting Seniors in Queens

Even as COVID-19 cases ebb in many states, seniors with dementia remain at high risk of the disease. Presently, more than 50% of deaths in 14 U.S. states have occurred at nursing homes. And, according to Worldometer, approximately 60% of seniors who succumbed to COVID-19 had underlying health conditions. If your loved one suffers from…

Alzheimer's disease and dementia could be treated with victoza

Victoza: Implications for New York Alzheimer’s Patients

A group of researchers from Lancaster University has made a groundbreaking discovery. A drug used in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes could likewise reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients. Accordingly, the scientists treated transgenic mice with liraglutide. This injectable drug, also known as Victoza, can control glucose levels in Type 2 diabetic patients. However,…

Mother and daughter in a Manhattan park. Age in place in Manhattan.

New Laws That Help Seniors Age In Place In Manhattan

Healthcare is one of the biggest barriers preventing seniors from staying in their homes. Mobility issues, transportation challenges, and lack of a supportive network make treatment plans impossible to follow. In fact, 38 percent of Medicare recipients report difficulties meeting their healthcare needs. However, seniors still prefer to play an active role in the healthcare decision-making…