Older generations need to know the dangers of heatstroke, as various parts of Australia are predicted to have rising day and night temperatures this summer.
Dr Ryan Harvey from House Call Doctor says, “those over 65 years in age are more vulnerable to heat-related illnesses”.
Heatstroke occurs from the progression of heat stress, when the body can’t cool itself and maintain a healthy temperature.
It is the most severe heat-related illness, which claims the lives of 500 Australians each year...
Deputy Clinical Director Of House Call Doctor
Dr Ryan Harvey is the Deputy Clinical Director at House Call Doctor. Dr Harvey is highly experienced in paediatrics, and has administered medical care to children living in remote overseas communities. He now works with many families, administering acute care when unexpected medical situations arise overnight.
Many people forget that memory is like a muscle – it needs to be trained to preserve its strength.
It’s normal to experience memory lapses over time, as the part of your brain that creates and retrieves memories – the hippocampus – loses 5% of nerve cells every decade.
For many seniors, it is beyond frustrating when they can’t remember why they walked into a room, or why they are mixing up their grandchildren’s names.
Dr Ryan Harvey from House...
As the cooler months are fast approaching, so too is the cold and flu season.
For most this means curling up with a lemon tea and some tissues. For the more vulnerable populations, like the elderly, this can lead to serious health complications.
“The elderly are particularly vulnerable during cold and flu season,” says Dr Ryan Harvey, Deputy Clinical Director at House Call Doctor.
Sadly this age group bears the greatest burden of the flu season. Caring for elderly...