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…

Happy senior man who is free of periodontal disease in New York City.

The Latest Research on Periodontal Disease in Riverdale

Do you or a loved one suffer from periodontal disease? At its heart, the disease involves the infection of the gums and tissues surrounding the teeth. To date, medical researchers have uncovered the existence of a close link between periodontal disease and coronary artery disease. By all indications, periodontal disease causes local and systemic inflammations.…

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…

COVID-19 and heart disease in Staten Island; caregiver reading to senior in Staten Island.

COVID-19 and Heart Disease: Protecting Seniors in Staten Island

As COVID-19 outbreaks rise among seniors, heart organizations are stepping in to protect heart disease patients. In its most recent update (May 7, 2020), the American Heart Association detailed joint efforts with national and global experts to fight both COVID-19 and heart disease. To date, the AHA has dedicated $2.5 million dollars towards understanding “COVID-19…

Home health care and COVID-19 in Brooklyn.

Home Health Care and COVID-19: Saving Seniors in Brooklyn

Like other home health care providers nationwide, David York Agency has seen an increased demand for its services. Indeed, the COVID-19 crisis has put into sharp focus the advantages of in-home care services. According to a CDC study, the rapid transmission of COVID-19 poses a special challenge for LTCF (long-term care facilities). Why? Asymptomatic or…