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Geriatric Literature

  • Merck Manual of Geriatrics - This Internet version of the manual is intended to help both families and professionals find descriptions and treatment information on conditions prevalent in the elderly. Nineteen sections, averaging ten chapters each cover a wide range of disciplines and geriatric diseases.
  • Multi-infarct Dementia

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Geriatric Organizations & Resources

  • Administration on Aging - The federal agency in charge of all government aging programs on the federal level. Provides the full text of AOA Update (newsletter) and includes a directory of resources, statistics and information about the Eldercare Locator-a toll-free information and referral service that helps locate services and programs for older people.
  • Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) - links to fifty-seven Alzheimer's disease associations throughout the world, most in developing countries. The site lists information about AD (for the person with AD and the caregiver - in English and in 25+ languages.) It also contains information on the global impact of Alzheimer's, as well as other activities of ADI.
  • American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging - Trade organization for non-profit skilled nursing homes and other aging services. Includes tips on choosing facilities and services, a searchable directory and on-line bookstore.
  • American Geriatrics Society - The organization of health care providers is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults. They develop, implement and advocate for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.
  • American Parkinson's Disease Association - American Parkinson's Disease Association is a non-profit, voluntary health organization dedicated to research, advocacy, information and support on Parkinson's disease.
  • American Physical Therapy Association: Section on Geriatrics - This web site targeted for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and students who are committed to providing quality care for geriatric clients contains information on the latest publications, careers in physical therapy and aging, and health and geriatric issues.
  • American Society on Aging - Researchers, practitioners, educators, business people, and policymakers are members of this professional association. The American Society on Aging offers publications, education, programming, and state of the art information and training resources.
  • Gerontological Society of America - This society promotes the scientific study of aging. They disseminate gerontological research and knowledge to researchers, to practitioners, and to decision and opinion makers.
  • National Alzheimer's Association - The Alzheimer's Association is an excellent source for information, support and assistance on issues related to Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Links to local chapters may be found on the site.
  • National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging - This archival project acquires, preserves and makes available electronic data relevant to gerontological research. It is funded by the National Institute on Aging.
  • National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers - Geriatric Care Managers is a non-profit, professional organization of practitioners whose goal is the advancement of dignified care for the elderly and their families. Members are committed to maximizing the independence and autonomy of elders while striving to ensure that the highest quality and most cost-effective health and human services are appropriately used.
  • National Council on the Aging (NCOA) - An association of organizations and individuals dedicated to promoting the dignity and self-determination of older adults, the National Council on the Aging provides education and training, publications, research and development, community services, employment programs, coalition building, public policy and advocacy.
  • National Stroke Association - National Stroke Association provides information on stroke prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and research updates.
  • Well Spouse Foundation: An Association of Spousal Caregivers - The Well Spouse Foundation is a national not-for-profit membership organization which gives support to husbands, wives and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled. Services include; a bi-monthly newsletter, mutual aid support groups, letter writing support groups, an annual conference, along with other regional and weekend meetings around the country.

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Geriatric Links

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