Seniors, children, and caregivers are the most likely to contract the flu, so it’s important that precautionary steps are taken to avoid the flu. Seniors tend to have weaker immune systems, making the flu especially dangerous, often leading to pneumonia. But even with these weaker immune systems, there are still things you can do to reduce your chances of getting the flu.
Is it possible to prevent Alzheimer’s? It’s not clear yet if there is a way to prevent the disease but promising research is in the works.
Prevention of Alzheimer’s
Prevention studies have shown that less than 1% of people with Alzheimer’s disease have early-onset Alzheimer’s because of genetic mutations.
Osteoporosis is a common ailment in people over age fifty that causes the bones to become brittle and prone to fractures. It typically results from a lack of calcium or vitamin D. Doing certain exercises can help build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis. Here are some exercises to try out to build up bone strength.
A new study has shown that people over 70 years old who started a moderate exercise program didn’t lower the odds of having a heart attack or stroke. Dr. Anne B. Newman, the lead author of the study and the director of the University of Pittsburgh Center for Aging and Population health, had hoped to see a positive result for reduced heart disease since the study had shown to improve mobility.