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
Avoid Grapefruit When Taking Medications
Avoid Vitamin D Deficiency
Baby Boomers and Pradaxa
Baby Boomer Body Maintenance Plan
Be Prepared for Emergencies - It Could Save Your Life
Brain Activities to Lower Alzheimers Risk
Caregiver Burnout - Regain Your Life and Health
Celebrating Thanksgiving Can Extend Your Life
Choose Optimism for a Happier, Healthier Life
Common Medical Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Coronavirus Quarantine: Seniors Should Prepare for Covid-19
Covid-19 and Other Infectious Disease: How to Lower Your Risk
Cut Your Heart Attack Risk in Half
Cut Your Stroke Risk Now!
Dangerous Medications, Vitamins and Herbal Remedies
Dangerous Prescription Painkiller Addictions - Opioids
Dangerous Silent Heart Attacks
Dean Ornish Tips to Reverse Heart Disease
Deaths from Falls Can Be Prevented
Dementia and Alzheimers Symptoms Vary Widely
Dementia and Alzheimers Disease - Shocking Research from UCI - MIND
Dementia, Depression and Alzheimers Link
Dental Care, Oral Health and Retirement
Dental Hygiene and Your Health - Take Care of Your Teeth to Extend Your Life
Depression is Not a Normal Part of Aging
Doctor Housecalls Provide Home Medical Care
Doctor Visits and Covid-19: Dealing with Medical Appointments
Does Music Help Dementia Patients?
Do You Have Alzheimers or Dementia?
Dying of Loneliness: Living Alone Can Shorten Your Life
Dying at Home - What is Best for You and Your Family?
Early Diagnosis of Dementia is Possible
Early Signs of Dementia - You are Probably Worrying Unnecessarily
End of Life Planning for Baby Boomers
Exercises for Your Brain
Exercises that Help Fibromyalgia
FDA Advice about Statin Drug Dangers
Feel Younger at Any Age
Finding Help for Cargivers
Foods That Lower Your Cholesterol
Food as Medicine - Help Heal Yourself
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
In-Home Caregivers and Covid-19: Why Your Caregiver Should Continue to Come
Insulin Co-Pays Capped at $35 for Medicare Beneficiaries in 2021
Is It Alzheimers or a Treatable Disease?
Is Your Pain Dangerous?
Keep Your Driver's License as Long as Possible
Leave Foot Pain Behind - Tips for Happy Feet as We Age
Life Alert Bracelets for Peace of Mind
Link Between Stress and Alzheimers
Live a Long and Happy Life According to Harvard Research
Live a Long, Happy Life - Try These Tips!
Living with CKD - Chronic Kidney Disease
Longevity Tips from Time Magazine
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
Resources for Dealing with Dementia and Alzheimers
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?
Voice Therapy for Senior Citizens
Vote for Lower Prescription Drug Prices
Weight Watchers Freestyle for Senior Citizens
What is a Long-Term Care Ombudsman?
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
What To Do With Leftover Medicine
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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