Recommended Immunizations for Older Adults

Recommended Immunizations for Older Adults

As you get older, the ability of your body to fight off infections, resist colds and the flu, and recovery from illness becomes less efficient. This means that the need for recommended immunizations for older adults becomes more important. By addressing certain illnesses before they can strike, you can keep your immune system ready for the other challenges that it will face.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

On this day of Thanksgiving we pause and take a moment to be grateful for all our blessings: the freedom which this great country provides, the opportunity for growth and achievement, good health and the confidence and trust you have given to us. We wouldn’t be where we are without you.

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Caring Home Care Agency in Queens NY

Caring Home Care Agency in Queens NY

The desire to live at home is an overwhelming choice for most seniors. That is why the landscape is changing from traditional nursing homes to moving the care to the doorstep of seniors living in their own residences. This is why Blue Parasol is the caring home care agency in Queens NY that works for your needs.

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need to Know

Today, it is estimated that about 5.2 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the US and the most common form of dementia. As with most forms of dementia, the cause is the neurons in the brain that stop communicating and start to die. The more neurons that become isolated, the more it affects the memory, mood, behavior, learning, and eventually the physical functions of the body.

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How to Manage Diabetes as You Age

How to Manage Your Diabetes as You Age

When your body can no longer keep the blood sugar at a safe level, you will begin to experience the effects of diabetes. This may mean undergoing serious complications, including blindness and loss of limbs, up to dying if not properly treated. Diabetes is the condition when too much blood sugar can damage the blood vessels and nerves in the body. Understanding how to manage your diabetes over time can keep it under control.

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Weight Training for Seniors

Beginning Weight Training for Seniors

The older you get, the more muscle mass you will lose. However, the faster rate of muscle loss along with the bones become more fragile is a condition that can be reversed. In fact, no matter your age you can gain muscle mass back if you use resistance or weight training for seniors. This type of training can be easy to start, but for those who are just beginning it may take a little time to establish this beneficial habit.

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End of Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

End of Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Senior are just as vulnerable to the dangers of the summer sun and heat as anyone else. In fact, there are certain situations in which those over 65 need to be more careful before they go outside into the hot weather. What follows are a few end of the summer safety tips for seniors that will help protect you before going out under the sun.

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Senior Nutrition: Special Nutrient Needs of Older Adults

Senior Nutrition: Special Nutrient Needs of Older Adults

As adults grow older, their nutritional needs change as well. This means that proper senior nutrition is not the same compared to when adults were in their 20s or 30s. By the time adults reach their 50s, their bodies go through numerous changes that makes their old diets obsolete. This means that understanding proper senior nutrition starts with knowing how the body changes and what type of nutrients work best.

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