Scientist working to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 clinical trials.

Seniors in Queens and COVID-19 Clinical Trials

As of this writing, no vaccine exists for COVID-19. However, private researchers, universities, and government agencies are working at lightning speed to change this. Thanks to Operation Warp Speed (OWS), we currently have COVID-19 clinical trials underway in different parts of the country. And, according to Dr. Fauci — the director of the National Institute of…

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,…

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…