Senior Living

Brandpoint’s free articles on this page cover everything related to senior living. From health and wellness to retirement planning, the active baby boomer generation and their families will appreciate this content and find it engaging and informative.

6 steps to control your blood pressure The results of a simple blood pressure test may identify a condition that, when managed, could help reduce your chances for stroke or heart attack....
Children's health concern: Every minute poison control answers a call about young kids getting into medicine Children's health concern: Did you know every minute poison control answers a call about kids getting into medicine? Here's what you need to know about this growing problem and how to prevent it....
Diagnosed with kidney disease? Diet can help delay, prevent kidney failure Chronic kidney disease affects one in 10 Americans age 20 or older, according to the CDC Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Managing the disease through diet and other lifestyle changes can help people delay...
Smart shopping tips for budget-savvy baby boomers While the economy is moving again, many Americans – baby boomers included – continue to realize the importance of good money management skills. Boomers are focused on making the most of their money by boosting...
5 surprising facts about baby boomers - including one that could save your life Hepatitis C is a silent epidemic among baby boomers. Here's what boomers should know about detecting and treating this potentially deadly disease....
Eye-opening facts about aging eyes and vision problems Most Americans know that vision problems begin to increase as they age. What they may not realize is that reduced vision is also linked to a higher frequency of falls, injuries and depression. Here are...
Exercise those ears: Simple ways to keep your hearing in shape There are actions people can take that can help maintain the ability to process and understand speech when communicating with others. The following list of healthy hearing practices may help prevent or reduce hearing loss...
Boomers who take action now may enjoy better brain health, research shows Baby boomers often think of 50 as the new 40. This is especially true in 2014 as the last members of the think-young generation reach the half-century mark. Yet with an unprecedented life expectancy –...
Stay active as you age Getting older can be a challenge. Staying on top of your health and fitness goals often becomes more difficult as you try to find enough time in the day to balance the schedules of work...
Boomers: 5 daily tactics to defy aging in 10 minutes or less Determined, vivacious, passionate – a lot of words describe America’s estimated 78 million baby boomers. This spirited group is redefining their golden years, staying active by working, traveling and enjoying the great outdoors. They know...
Learn how speaking to your doctor may have a positive effect on your rheumatoid arthritis For the 1.3 million people across the United States who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), pain is often a part of life. If you have been diagnosed with RA, there is help out there. Having a...
Spotlighting a rare and often silent form of kidney cancer Twice as common in men as it is in women, kidney cancer is often a silent threat since many people do not experience symptoms in the early stages of the disease. Early detection can greatly...
Shape up for surgery: Tips to improve your health, safety and outcome More than 50 million surgeries occur every year and patient safety is always the top priority for surgeons or physician anesthesiologists involved in medical care. If you’re scheduled for surgery and have weeks or even...
First-of-its-kind survey offers rare glimpse of those living with and caring for pancreatic cancer “You have pancreatic cancer” might be one of the most frightening statements a person can hear from their doctor. Unlike other forms of cancer, pancreatic cancer is rarely caught before it is in an advanced...
Ask the Pharmacist: Should women worry about osteoporosis? The “silent thief,” more commonly known as osteoporosis, impacts 10 million Americans, with millions more suffering from low bone density. Osteoporosis is a progressive, degenerative disease that occurs when bone loss outpaces the growth of...
Five tips for a lifetime of healthy vision Vision plays an important role in daily life – every waking minute, the eyes are working hard to see the world around us. Are you taking important steps to ensure the health of your eyes...
How to diversify your retirement portfolio in ways you might not have imagined Many investors are taking more control of their financial future by investing in alternatives to the stock market including real estate, land, promissory notes, oil and gas....
Joining together to face rare diseases Living with or caring for someone with a rare disease can be challenging as symptoms of these diseases are often misunderstood, misleading or misinterpreted, and as a result, people affected by uncommon illnesses are sometimes...
There are many things we want to pass on to our loved ones, illness is not one of them You want to pass on family traditions, a grandmother’s quilt, or dad’s love of books – but no one wants to pass on a serious illness. Take charge of your health and help protect those...
Benefits of cochlear implants in older adults go beyond restored hearing As a private pilot and frequent commercial passenger, John Walkup’s hearing worsened over a number of years. But during one memorable airline flight, he suddenly lost most of his hearing, leading to enormous life changes....
Preparing for peace of mind in retirement Everyone’s vision for retirement is different – for some it involves trips across the globe, while for others it means relocating to a new city or picking up a new hobby. Regardless of what your...
Save a life: learn the signs, symptoms of lung cancer A worrisome cough that just won’t go away might send you to the doctor, and rightly so. A cough that keeps getting worse could be a sign of lung cancer, or several other serious health...
Boomers embrace technology to facilitate more graceful aging Generation X and Millennials get credit for being the most tech-savvy generations, but a growing group of baby boomers are demonstrating that the generation gap has nothing to do with digital know-how. Folks 50 and...
Does your employer benefit package measure up? Many Americans just went through their annual benefits enrollment period at their work. Precious time was spent reviewing the available offerings with spouses and determining which ones best meet their families’ needs, weighed against the...
Medicare Advantage at risk for seniors and disabled Nearly 15 million seniors and people with disabilities are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan in this country. That number adds up to almost one third of the total Medicare population....
What you don't know about pain can hurt you You may not like it, but when you feel pain, your body is trying to tell you something. In most cases, it’s to stop what you’re doing. (“Ouch, that stove is hot!”) That’s why some...
Ask the Pharmacist: Understanding the dangers of low blood sugar The numbers are astounding – nearly 400 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes and many patients may not realize they are at risk for a condition known as hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is characterized as dangerously low...
Boomers: Are you living with a silent killer inside you? Eating well, exercise, sleep – these are all things we can control when it comes to our health. But unfortunately, some health-related things are out of sight, and therefore, often out of mind. Hidden health...
Boomers: Are you asking your doctor these critical heart health questions? America’s baby boomers are a vibrant group of people who embrace the idea of aging well. A healthy heart is key to ensuring you can live life to the fullest no matter what your age....
Eating well at any age: How to fuel your mind, body and soul It’s common knowledge that children should eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, consuming all the nutrients needed to grow up strong. Many adults don’t know that it’s just as crucial to continue those healthy habits...

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