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Aging is a part of life that nobody can avoid. Whether it's yourself or a family member, it is important to remember there are resources available to help target almost any obstacle or question. An aging person should be treated with dignity and respect. Below is a useful resource guide targeted to help anyone with questions.
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia
National Insititute of Aging - Information on Alzheimer's Disease including symptoms, general information, coping, and treatment of the disease.
Assistive Technology and Aging
Sage Advice - Information and help with assistive technology.
Online Resources - A resource for assistive technology and disability information.
Consumer Protection & the Elderly
Elder Consumer Protection Program- A progressive and educational program for professionals on general and legal topics for the elderly.
Internet Resources for Gerontology – Information on The Elderly Abuse and Exploitation Project.
Disability and Aging
Aging Resources Available at the Center for Disabilty Resources Library- Resources available for elderly with disabilities.
Aging with Dignity- A medical directive in 20 languages giving the patient 5 wishes the elderly patient wants to have made.
Exercise and Fitness
The Age Antidote - Information on the effects exercise has on the brain.
Physical Exercise Protects Your Brain as it Ages- Statistics – Information on how physical exercise helps an aging brain.
Before Moving into a Nursing Home- An article about what you should consider before moving into s nursing home.
Resource Center on Aging – A center providing information and education on the elderly and nursing home resources.
Mental Health and Aging
Mental Health and Aging- A resource for mental illness and the aging web links.
Transportation and Mobility
The Mobility Needs of Older Americans: Implications for Transportation Reauthorization- An article about the importance of transportation for the elderly.
Healthy Aging Column- Transportation for the Aging Population – Information on the increased number of traffic accidents caused by the elderly.
Workforce & Aging
Aging & Work- Information on the aging in the workforce.
Workers Affected by Chronic Conditions: How can workplace policies and programs help?- An article on workplace policies and chronic conditions and the effects on elderly people.
AGS Foundation for Health in Aging – Resources for the elderly in the workplace.
Programs- A program from the School of Labor & Industrial Relations dealing with laws against discrimination of the elderly in the workplace.