Influenza Vaccine, Less Hospitalizations: What’s in Store for the Elderly?

The elderly population has been growing at a constant rate these days, making it vital to understand different measures to cope with medical conditions and their impact on seniors. Infections are out and about, definitely creating huge impacts on the elderly. Hence, the need for studies to combat these are undertaken as well. Influenza is a prevalent condition among the elderly (those ages 65 and above). In fact, it just so happens that it has the highest rates of mortality and complications (most especially on those with more than one comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, and others). Also, lower respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia turned out to be the pri

Analytics for Better Senior Care and Health

We have been using technology for several fields – from education, science, business, and a lot more. Nevertheless, senior health care also benefits from innovative solutions, specifically analytics. When it comes to senior health care, technology becomes very helpful as more and more data resources get more accessible. Such data are analyzed to be able to offer enhanced, personal senior care. With the help of continuous, deep data, together with claims information and medical records, care providers have the chance to gauge their services and offer excellent performance in rendering assistance to patients. The same goes with drug companies, as they can also provide more individualized produ

Identifying Alzheimer’s Early Signs

A study is on the move as scientists aim to unravel the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease, even way before the patient experiences memory loss as well as confusion. According to them, it is best to start taking drugs during such time. This will then help combat the said disease in progressing further. 50 tests will be involving 250 volunteers – that to include cognitive testing, brain scans, and measuring how individuals walk. Alzheimer’s is said to affect patients even years before symptoms begin appearing. With this, it would really be helpful if experts get to find a way to treat the condition earlier on. Through the Deep and Frequent Phenotyping Study, a study that involves the Alzhe

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