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…

Woman with dysphagia after stroke in Brooklyn.

Dysphagia After Stroke in Brooklyn

As April Stroke Awareness month closes, we wanted to bring you some important information regarding stroke victims. Trouble swallowing (dysphagia) is very common after a stroke. It’s undoubtedly a dangerous condition, as it can lead to acute problems such as malnutrition and dehydration. Dysphagia after stroke also makes patients more vulnerable to chest infections like…

Geriatric hospital admissions in Brooklyn Heights.

The Physical And Cognitive Consequences of Geriatric Hospital Admissions In Brooklyn Heights

Geriatric hospital admissions continue to rise at an alarming rate. A new British study confirms that surgery patients are getting older every year. In fact, if things continue in this vein, more than 1.48 million people aged 75 years and older will have had a yearly surgical procedure by 2030. Senior adults are undeniably more…

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,…