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…

A female patient with geriatric diabetes talking to her doctor.

Part 2: Treatments for Geriatric Diabetes in the Bronx

In Part One, we looked at the types of diabetes, changing treatment concepts, and directions for treatment. Here, we look at specific categories of medications, non-pharmacologic therapies, as well as on-demand insulin injections. Categories of Medication to Treat Geriatric Diabetes Metformin, approved by the FDA in 1994 for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes and…

A senior woman with geriatric diabetes checking her blood glucose levels.

Part 1: Treatments for Geriatric Diabetes in the Bronx

In recent decades, new treatments for geriatric diabetes have emerged. They include dozens of new medications as well as non-pharmacologic therapies. In this two-part post, we’ll look at the range of new treatments and their associated benefits. As the world approaches the 100th anniversary of the first insulin treatment, prospects for the treatment of the…

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…

Senior woman at home in Brooklyn, enjoying fun shelter-at-home activities for seniors.

7 Engaging Shelter-at-Home Activities for Seniors in Brooklyn

Sheltering-at-home is one of the best ways to keep seniors safe during this trying time. Still, long periods at home can lead to boredom and resentment. And, experts warn that continued isolation can lead to heightened feelings of loneliness and negative mental health consequences. So, we’ve compiled a list of shelter-at-home activities for seniors to…

Geriatric Heart Disease Treatments in Brooklyn

For seniors, the single most frequent cause of death is cardiovascular disease. In this age group, the disease causes considerable suffering and disability. Although geriatric heart disease treatments continue to improve, the rapid increase in our aging population presents many public health challenges. It’s important, however, to distinguish between heart disease (conditions affecting the heart)…

Diabetes and COVID-19 in the Bronx

Geriatric Diabetes and COVID-19 in the Bronx

As COVID-19 rages, seniors continue to remain at-risk. According to CNN, seniors don’t always exhibit the typical symptoms associated with the illness. In fact, some seniors may become unusually lethargic, confused, and disoriented. Meanwhile, others may stop speaking and collapse without warning. If you have a senior at home, our post on geriatric diabetes and…

Seniors staying connected during COVID-19.

5 Ways Briarwood Seniors Can Stay Connected During COVID-19

As the world continues to grapple with the aftermath of COVID-19, many caregivers worry about seniors struggling with isolation. Studies show that loneliness is one of the leading causes of premature deaths among American seniors. This makes connecting with this demographic more important than ever, especially at a time when seniors feel increasingly vulnerable. Below,…