Flu Season Dangerous for Alzheimer’s

Christine Kennard Health Pro January 14, 2013
  • Winter is a dangerous time for elders. People over the age of 65 are at increased risk of flu. Older people with pre-existing chronic diseases such as heart failure, diabetes, or with chronic respiratory illnesses such as bronchitis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD) are particularly vuln...

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  • Carol Bradley Bursack
    Health Guide
    Jan. 15, 2013

    Thanks for the reminder, Christine. I hope that people visiting elders will be very careful. If there's any indication of sickness, they should stay away and just call on the phone. It's better to disappoint an elder than to transmit disease.

    What could be just an uncomfortable cold or flu like issue for a younger person could become a deadly infection for...

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    Thanks for the reminder, Christine. I hope that people visiting elders will be very careful. If there's any indication of sickness, they should stay away and just call on the phone. It's better to disappoint an elder than to transmit disease.

    What could be just an uncomfortable cold or flu like issue for a younger person could become a deadly infection for an elder.

     

    You're right about the flu shot shortage. They are still around, but many places are running low. People shouldn't give up if one place is short as others may have gotten a new shipment.

     

    Take care,

    Carol

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