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Alzheimer's Information

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.
The National Institute of Health offers general information about Alzheimer's.
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America was founded in 2002 by a consortium of organizations to fill the gap that existed on a national level to assure quality of care and excellence in service to individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses, and to their caregivers and families.
Nestled within your own community, where available, Leeza's Place is a multifaceted reprieve, for both caregivers and the recently diagnosed, that integrates educational programs, connective social activities, emotional support, and intergenerational programming designed to help you navigate through your community's continuum of care.
Website for the show The Forgetting: A portrait of Alzheimer's is a two-hour special aimed at helping people better understand and cope with the fearsome disease of Alzheimer's, from the Public Broadcasting Network.
HelpGuide provides information on planning for Alzheimer's care.
Associations / Organizations In Aging

Website for Certified Environmental Access Consultants.
» AARP
Caregiver Support / Information

The National Respite Locator Service helps parents, caregivers, and professionals find respite services in their state and local area to match their specific needs.
Information about aging and driving from the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.
The National Resource Center for Safe Aging's mission is to gather and share the best information and resources on senior safety, including fall prevention, pedestrian and motor vehicle safety, and prevention of elder abuse.
An article on falls in the elderly, from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Stopping falls one step at a time, from the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence at the University of Southern California.
Ombudsmen are dedicated to enhancing the lives of long term care residents. The National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center provides support, technical assistance and training to the 53 State Long Term Care Ombudsman Programs and their statewide networks of almost 600 regional (local) programs.
Diseases / Conditions

AIDS Community Research Initiative of America AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA), a collaborative and independent not-for-profit organization, studies new treatments for HIV/AIDS and related diseases, and conducts a comprehensive HIV health literacy program.
The Congress of California Seniors focuses its primary attention on legislative and consumer issues that impact older adults. On this page, information on sex, seniors and HIV /AIDS is provided.
Tools for treatment and research - HIV/AIDS clinical trials & seniors.
The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to lead the fight against ALS. The Association covers all the bases - research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy - in providing help and hope to those facing the disease.
The American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine's mission is to promote excellence and integrity in the professional practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, in order to enhance public health and well-being.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), based in Arlington, VA, is the largest professional association in the world representing doctors of chiropractic. The ACA provides lobbying, public relations, professional and educational opportunities for doctors of chiropractic, funds research regarding chiropractic and health issues, and offers leadership for the advancement of the profession.
End Of Life Care

Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life, supported by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Hospice Foundation of America provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care with the goal of enhancing the American health care system and the role of hospice within it.
Information on bereavement from the National Institutes of Health.
Information on Trusts from the Washington State Bar Association.
Information on Wills from the Washington State Bar Association.
End of life nursing education consortium project.
Financial

Certified Financial Planner board of standards, the United States professional regulatory organization.
The website of the Financial Planning Association website.
The website of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors.
The website of the American Institute of Financial Gerontology.
The website of the Association of Daily Money Managers.
On these pages H.E.L.P. provides information and advice on issues relating to estate planning, tax law changes, IRA's etc. Information specifically for California law.
Fun / Recreation / Leisure

The HUMOR Project, Inc. is the first organization in the world to focus full-time on the positive power of humor. Our mission is to make a difference by being a unique, pioneering, and cutting-edge organization that touches the lives of individuals, organizations, and nations.
This site will touch your funny bone with aging jokes.
Government Programs / Benefits

The U.S. Department of Justice provides information and technical assistance on the American's with Disabilities Act.
The Access Board is an independent federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.
Nationwide service connecting seniors with services: meals, homecare, transportation, caregiver training.
This official government booklet explains: how to find and compare home health agencies, Medicare home health benefits and eligibility, what is covered by the original Medicare plan; and where to get more help with questions.
Information on Medicare and Medicaid services from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, is a site where you can find resources for older adults in any U.S. community.
Health Promotion

SilverSneakers offers an innovative blend of physical activity, healthy lifestyle and socially oriented programming that allows older adults to take greater control of their health.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents a physical activity study: Senior Center Exercise Program for Older Adults: Improves Health and Is Catching on Around the Country.
PALS physical activity for seniors program by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Volunteer and job resources from the National Council on Aging
Volunteer opportunities from the Administration on Aging.
Healthcare / Medical

Physician referral service is offered by the American Geriatrics Society.
Caring Connections is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life. This site provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file.
The Five Wishes document helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself.
From the American Bar Association and the Commission on Law and Aging, a consumers tool kit for health care advance planning.
A new website for older people and their families from the National Institutes of Health - health topics, videos and quizzes, talking web that reads the text for you.
Health information from MedLinePlus.
Home Support - Aging In Place

Website for Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS) through the National Association of Home Builders.
Find a specialist in moving seniors on the National Association Of Senior Move Managers website.
The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is the oldest and largest organization in the United States representing those who provide meal services to people in need.
The U.S. Government's nationwide online service connecting seniors with services: meals, homecare, transportation, caregiver training and other resources in their communities.
The American Dietetic Association is the nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being. ADA members are the nation's food and nutrition experts, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living.
Videos on the Future of Aging Technology from the Center for Aging Services Technologies
Housing

Wellspring Institute is one example of the transformative models that are improving long-term care facilities to a more consumer-centered approach, focusing on quality of life and quality of care.
Eden Alternative is one example of the transformative models that are improving long-term care facilities to a more consumer-centered approach, focusing on quality of life and quality of care.
Legal

Expert law.com offers information on conservatorship and guardianship (commercial site).
Miscellaneous Resources

The National Institute on Aging provides Information designed for older Americans and their families as well as those concerned about providing the opportunities and services to enrich the lives of older persons and support their independence.
A resource for caregivers and health professionals of ethnic elders, from the Ethnic Elders Care Network.
Over 54,000 Easily Searchable Quotes!
Eldergivers is a community-based effort drawing a variety of people from five San Francisco Bay Area counties into meaningful connections with an equally diverse number of elders.
The website for Happy News only!
Resources For Professionals In Aging

Grantmakers in Aging is dedicated to promoting and strengthening grantmaking for an aging society and is the only international professional organization of grantmakers active in the field.
Institute for Future Services in Aging: Our mission is to create a bridge between the practice, policy and research communities to advance the development of high-quality health, housing and supportive services for America's aging population.
Center for Healthy Aging outreach and demonstration project, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The American Health Quality Association represents Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) and professionals working to improve the quality of health care in communities across America. QIOs share information about best practices with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, and others.
Information on preventing medication errors from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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