This is the official Evolve Senior Solutions, LLC blog by Danielle Harris.
Influenza or ‘flu’ can occur year-round.
The CDC reports this time of year is called “flu season.”
Flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter months. Flu season begins around October and November, with a peak in December and February. Many people do not realize that flu season can last as late as May.
The flu causes mild to severe illness, but can at times become fatal. It is important to understand that the flu virus is a contagious respiratory illness and can be serious for everyone.
People over the age of 65, are considered high risk, for flu-related hospitalization and complications can be particularly high, even death can be a result.
For people over the age of 65, a natural deterioration of the immune system occurs, "immunosenescence". The deterioration of the immune system makes for the high risk of complications from flu in adults age 65 years and older. With …