Sunday, March 17, 2013

Health and Medical Topics for Baby Boomers

Below you will find links to the articles that have been written for this blog over the past few years that deal with maintaining our health as we age.  The health and medical articles are on topics that may be of interest both to Baby Boomers who are concerned about their own health, as well as those who are concerned about the health of their elderly parents.  Many Baby Boomers are finding themselves in the uncomfortable position of reaching retirement age themselves, while still being at least partially responsible for the care of their parents or other elderly members of their family.

Therefore, some articles listed below, such as the one on "Alzheimers Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment Options," will be important to anyone who is concerned about symptoms of dementia in older members of their family, even if they are not experiencing these symptoms yet themselves.  Other articles, such as "Planning for Longtime Medical Care,"  are geared more towards Boomers who are just reaching retirement age.  The index of articles below should provide you with a wide range of helpful information.

Index of Health Articles on the Baby Boomer Retirement Blog

2015 Medicare Changes, Premiums and Deductibles

AFib - A Dancing Heart

Affordable Care Act 2020 - Are You Eligible for the ACA?

Age Well with Yoga 

Aging and Tips to Prevent Hip Injuries

Alcoholism after Retirement

Alternatives to Long Term Care Insurance 

Alzheimers and Huntingtons Disease - New Research from UCI Mind

Alzheimers Disease Linked to Gum Infections

Alzheimers Research - How to Join a Study

Alzheimers Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment Options

Are You Eligible for VA Long-Term Care Benefits?

Arthritis and Foods You Should Be Eating or Avoiding


Free Online Exercise Classes and Games - Fun Activities to Do at Home

Free Quizzes for Brain Stimulation - Protect Yourself Against Dementia 

GAIN Could Treat Alzheimers in Some Patients - How to be Part of the Study 

Gambling Addiction During Retirement

Good News for Pessimists

Good News for the Future of Medicare

GreatCall 5 Star Medical Alert Devices w/GPS

Guide for When Someone Dies 

Happiness Hormones Improve Your Mood 

Have a Long Life and Live to 100

Health Issues After Age 50 - What Can You Expect?

Healing from Grief

Healing Your Plantar Fasciitis

Health Aps and Websites for Baby Boomers

Health Benefits of Holidays

Healthcare Advocates for the Seriously Ill

Health Self-Exams and Disease Prevention

Hearing Loss Increases Dementia Risk Dramatically 

Heart Attack and Stroke Risk - Know Your Numbers 

Heart Attacks - The Top Cause of Death in Women

Heat Related Deaths in Seniors

Help Soon for Boomers Without Health Insurance

Hepatitis C Tests for Baby Boomers

High Healthcare Costs Sink Retirement of Many

HIV AIDS and Baby Boomers

Holiday Heart Attacks

Home Safety Modifications for Senior Citizens

Hospice Care -- What You Should Know 

How Americans are Aging and Changing

How Gut Bacteria Affect Your Brain and Body 

How Hospice Care Works

How is Your Nutritional Health?

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

How to Avoid Phony Online Pharmacies

How to Cope with Arthritis Pain

How to Cope with Death and Grief

How to Fix Medicare

How to Fix the Primary Care Doctor Shortage 

How to Hire a Home Care Agency

How to Live Longer - Add Years to Your Life

How to Pick a Nursing Home  

How to Prevent Bone Loss from Osteoporosis

How to Prevent Colon Cancer

How to Sign Up for Medicare

How to Talk to Someone with Alzheimers or Dementia

How to Treat Chronic Pain

Independent Living Technology for Aging in Place

Inflammation Link to Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease 

Long-Term Care Options for End of Life Care

Long-Term Care Insurance -- Should You Buy It?

Lower Dementia Risk with Exercise

Lumosity Brain Games for Your Memory

Marijuana, Brain Health, and Alzheimers

Medical Debt - Are Medical Bills Weighing You Down? 

Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Mistakes

Medical Marijuana Pros and Cons

Medical Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Medicare vs. Medicaid - Different Government Programs  

Mental and Social Planning for Retirement 

Mesothelioma Guide (from a free patient advocacy group)  

MIND Diet Reduces Alzheimers Risk

Most Strokes Can Be Prevented 

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Natural Cures to Stop Snoring

New Alzheimer's Disease Research

New FDA Advice About Statin Risks

No Magic Pill for Dementia or Alzheimers - But Lifestyle Changes Can Help

Opioid Addiction in Retirees

Our Bodies at Age 70 

Over-The-Counter Painkiller Dangers

Patient Safety in the Hospital Near You

Planning for Long Term Medical Care

Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention

Prevent a Broken Bone or Hip Fractures

Prevent Dementia from Head Trauma - Protect Your Brain!

Products for Safer Aging in Your Home 

Pros and Cons of Taking Aspirin

Protect Yourself from the Deadly Flu Virus! Avoid Dying from this Serious Disease

Redesigning Death - Bring Joy to Your Final Days

Reduce Alzheimers and Other Dementia Risks: You Can Protect Your Brain Health 
Restful Sleep:  How to Get the Rest You Need

Self-Help Tips for Heart Attacks 

Senior Hunger is a Growing Problem

Sexually Transmitted Diseases After Age 50

Should You Get Knee Surgery?

Should You Get Medigap Supplemental Insurance with Your Medicare?

Should You Get a Medicare Advantage Insurance with Your Medicare?

Six Pillars of Brain Health - Lower Your Dementia Risk

Sleep and the Dementia Connection 

Slowing Down Alzheimers Disease

Social Distancing Tips for Retirees - How to Stay Safe

Socializing Reduces Dementia Risk

Stanford Research on Alzheimers

Statistics About Senior Citizens 

Stop Sitting and Start Walking

Strengthen the Memory of Your Spouse

Stress and Disease after Retirement

Strokes Cause Death and Disability

Surprising Tips for a Healthier, Longer Life

Surviving a Brain Aneurysm

Symptoms of Alzheimers Disease

Tests to Predict Your Longevity

Tighter Restrictions on Vicodin and Hydrocodone Painkillers 

Tips for Healthy Cholesterol

Tips for a Sharper Brain and Better Memory

Uber, Lyft, Taxi or Ambulance Hospital Rides? Which Should You Use? 

The UCI 90+ Study at Laguna Woods Village

UCI Study on the Brains of the Very Elderly

Update on 2014 Affordable Care Act

Update on the 90+ Study at Laguna Woods Village

Use It or Lose It

Use the ACA for Pre-Retirement Medical Insurance - Affordable Care Act

Vaccines for Senior Citizens - Which Ones Do You Need? 

When Assisted Living for the Elderly Might be the Best Choice

When Will You Have Your Heart Attack?

Will You Qualify For Long Term Care Insurance?

Would You Recognize a Heart Attack? 

Your First Step to a Long Life

Your Medication May Be Causing Your Depression

2012 National Take Back Medicine Day

Check out These Other Index Articles for Helpful Information, Too!

Gifts, Travel and Family Relationships

Great Places for Boomers to Retire Overseas

Great Places to Retire in the United States

Money and Financial Planning for Retirement

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