Smoke From Wildfires More Toxic Than We Thought

Smoke From Wildfires More Toxic Than We Thought In July, Samir Kumar was running errands in his uptown Manhattan neighborhood and thought the air felt thick. The 29-year-old New York resident, who has asthma, said he had to take bigger breaths because he started experiencing shortness of breath and tightness in his chest. Fortunately, he … Continue reading “Smoke From Wildfires More Toxic Than We Thought”

Best Vitamin D Supplements

Best Vitamin D Supplements If there’s one vitamin essential in keeping bones, teeth, and muscles healthy, it’s vitamin D. The nutrient (also known as “ergocalciferol”) is a fat-soluble vitamin that regulates phosphate in the body and helps the body absorb and retain calcium, a mineral that promotes strong bones. Besides supporting bone health, a growing … Continue reading “Best Vitamin D Supplements”

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert In the digital world of malware and spyware, enabling a password is not enough anymore to keep your smartphone safe. Once hackers have control of your phone, they can access sensitive information, including phone numbers of your contacts, credit care numbers, bank information, and other data used in transacting business … Continue reading “Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert”

FDA Approves Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug

FDA Approves Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug A new drug designed to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Alzheimer’s Association called the approval a “victory for people living with Alzheimer’s and their families.” But, not everyone agreed with the FDA’s decision … Continue reading “FDA Approves Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug”

Rising Costs and Inflation

Rising Costs and Inflation COVID-19 came as a shock to Americans who spent much of 2020 at home. Now that COVID-19 restrictions are easing up and people are getting out more, Americans are feeling a shock of a different kind: Sticker shock. The prices of food, clothing, gasoline, used cars, and other products have skyrocketed … Continue reading “Rising Costs and Inflation”

The Cost of Caregiving

The Cost of Caregiving Amy Goyer was working full-time in Virginia when the health of her aging parents started to take a downward turn. Goyer eventually quit her job and moved to Arizona to care for her parents. Her mother had a stroke, and her father would later develop Alzheimer’s disease. Goyer worked as a … Continue reading “The Cost of Caregiving”

Helping The Elderly JULY 2021

Helping The Elderly JULY 2021 In Albany County, New York, some older adults have resumed their outside activities for the first time since the coronavirus disease pandemic gripped the nation. Other seniors, however, are facing more challenges in their return to normalcy. So, Community Caregivers are stepping in to help them out. The Guilderland-based nonprofit … Continue reading “Helping The Elderly JULY 2021”