Stay Healthy During Flu Season

Stay Healthy During Flu Season: 5 Tips for Seniors

Flu season typically falls sometime between the start of fall and the end of spring. The current season did begin unusually early. By late November, the flu had hit hard in the Deep South, from Texas to Georgia. The virus then broke out in California and the Rocky Mountain states, but was not widespread in the Northeast until recently. For seniors, this can be a difficult time of the year since they are more vulnerable to the effects of the flu. What follows are a few tips you can employ to minimize catching the flu this season.

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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 PSC Community Services 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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Insomnia in Older Adults

Insomnia in Older Adults: How to Start Sleeping Better

Getting enough sleep at night is a challenge for all ages. However, with insomnia in older adults being more prevalent, it is important to understand why it happens and the steps needed to correct the condition. There is a myth that as adults get older, they need less sleep. That is not true as everyone needs from 7 to 9 hours of sleep on average.

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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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Beginning 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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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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