Could a Vaccine for Alzheimer’s Be in Our Future?

By |2022-01-04T11:19:43-05:00January 6th, 2022|Alzheimer's, Vaccines / Immunizations|

If 2021 will be remembered as the year for COVID-19 vaccines, perhaps 2022 will make its mark with a different kind of life-changing vaccine: a vaccine for Alzheimer’s that may actually prevent or slow the progression of the disease. The first human trial of Protollin, delivered via nasal spray, is underway in 16 seniors between the ages of 60 and 85 with early-stage Alzheimer’s symptoms. The anticipated end result of this nasal vaccine for Alzheimer’s will be to activate immune cells that will remove the beta-amyloid plaque believed to cause the disease. Coming on the heels of controversial results of Biogen’s [...]

Learn the Benefits of the Flu Vaccine for Seniors

By |2021-08-31T14:55:56-04:00September 17th, 2021|Senior Health, Vaccines / Immunizations|

Learn how to choose the best flu vaccine for seniors. While COVID-19 still dominates our overall health concerns, it’s important to remember that other illnesses can be just as problematic, particularly for seniors. Flu season is here, and it is time to make sure the older adults you love are protected. There are several different flu vaccines available, but the following are the most frequently recommended flu vaccines for seniors: High-dose vaccines Adjuvanted vaccines Intradermal vaccines Nasal spray vaccines Generally, adults age 65 and over are encouraged to receive either an adjuvanted or high-dose shot, but consult with a doctor for his [...]

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