Dealing with Depression in Retirement

Dealing with Depression in Retirement

Retirement is supposed to be the time when you can finally live out your years in peace. So many people look forward to the joys of not having to work for a living that they often forget about the downside that it can bring. This is why dealing with depression in retirement is a task that seems to have no easy solution.

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Coronavirus vs the Flu

Coronavirus vs the Flu: How do They Compare?

There has been a considerable amount of news recently concerning the novel coronavirus. The deadly outbreak in China has killed hundreds of people and made many thousands sick. The novel coronavirus that causes the disease has been known provisionally as 2019-nCoV, while the disease caused by the virus officially has a name Covid-19. In the US, a few people who have come back from China have been identified as carrying the illness. With the media in a frenzy over the coronavirus, it overshadows what is a larger and more deadly threat, influenza or the common flu.

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Home Safety Tips for Older Adults

Home Safety Tips for Older Adults

When it comes to injury, seniors are statistically more likely to get hurt through falls and other accidents in the home. There are several reasons for this, but generally speaking seniors are more vulnerable to injuries due not only to advancing age, but in not having the proper equipment and mobility issues.

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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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