Pneumonia in the Elderly

Lung inflammation caused by a bacterial or viral infection that results in fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

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  • Adult Vaccination: Protect Yourself, Seniors and Their Caregivers

    Seniors may believe that their inoculation days are over, but keeping up with recommended vaccine schedules throughout our lives is just as imperative as receiving those initial doses as children.

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  • Recommended Vaccines for the Elderly

    Decreasing your loved one's chances of contracting the flu or pneumonia, and other preventable diseases is as simple as getting a shot (or two) in the arm. The CDC recommends 6 vaccines for the elderly.

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  • Why Seniors Are More Susceptible to Pneumonia

    Seniors over age 65 are at a much higher risk for developing and possibly dying from pneumonia. Learn what factors can contribute to this risk and how you can protect your loved one from falling ill.

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  • Why Do People Die from Alzheimer’s Disease?

    The most noticeable symptom of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is memory loss, but this progressive condition ultimately weakens the immune system and prevents the body from functioning properly. Complications like infections are often the cause of death.

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