RESOURCES IN THE NEWS:
— November 27, 2013: Watch Interview with Dr. Peter Gotzsche, author of Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime
— April 23, 2013: “Exercise can sometimes reverse memory loss, study finds” – from The Plain Dealer
— January 31, 2013: “Mindfulness-Based Meditation May Help Reduce Inflammation” – from www.Medscape.com
— “Meditation Reduces Loneliness, Proinflammatory Gene Expression” – from www.Medscape.com
— “When Should Seniors Hang Up The Car Keys?” – A Story from NPR
— Recent Meditation Research: 176 Articles Published from 2010 to the Present – compiled by Ken Pope, Ph.D., ABPP
The Center for Healthy Aging recommends the following resources:
Additionally, feel free to read through Paula’s articles, which are posted on this Web site.
CENTER FOR HEALTHY AGING RESOURCES:
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- Aging Information & Research
Health & Aging Resources – National Institute on Aging
Create a medicine cabinet, and track medications as well as receive up to date new information directly emailed to them regarding prescription changes – www.recallguide.org
Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Older Adults
Exercise and Physical Activity: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips – from National Institute on Aging
- Caregiving & Housing
CareCompare.com – “Helps you find the right care for your loved one, 100% free.” Search the database of services around you.
The National Alliance for Caregiving – Advancing Family Caregiving Through Research, Awareness, & Advocacy
Download a free Stroke Caregivers Handbook
- Chronic disease management
Mesothelioma.com for mesothelioma patients and loved ones, provides free resources, education and support.
The Mesothelioma Group has published a very informative guide to understanding cancer.Mesothelioma Center has information on asbestos related diseases including: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Peritoneal Mesothelioma, and others. 75% of of the people who have mesothelioma are seniors. This organization helps these people and their families to find local doctors, treatment centers, and support groups.
Mesothelioma Life Expectancy – Mesothelioma Guide aims to point patients with mesothelioma in a hopeful direction after they receive a mesothelioma diagnosis. They provide information about treatment, prognosis, and life expectancy for this fatal cancer.
Mesotheliomasymptoms.com – MesotheliomaSymptoms.com is dedicated to helping mesothelioma victims and their families
Mesothelioma Specialists – Assists families in finding mesothelioma specialists across the country and offers information on the disease
MesotheliomaFund.com -works with patients and their families to help attain financial assistance for medically associated costs.
Mesothelioma Help.org – Offers an annual scholarship essay contest in which they give out $10,000 in scholarships to students in colleges and universities. They have an active online community made up of medical professionals: two thoracic nurses with more than 25 years of experience, Ricki Lewis, PhD, a geneticist who has been an expert resource for MesotheliomaHelp as they report on the latest breakthroughs in gene therapy, two caregivers, and survivors that share their experiences and advice with their readers. They also offer live Q&A’s with their team of nurses (you can visit their website to view prior and upcoming sessions).
Help us reach those who have this unfortunate disease. We’ve had the privilege of helping veterans get the resources and support they need, and we won’t stop until we’ve reached every last one.
- Dementia & Brain Disorders
heck out these articles for the latest in aging advances and research happening at the National Institute on Aging at NIH:
- Nicotinamide supplement in aging mice shows some health improvements, but not increased longevity
- New biological research framework for Alzheimer’s seeks to spur discovery
- Disrupted sleep-wake cycle might be measure for preclinical Alzheimer’s
- NIH-supported international team confirms new genetic mutation link to ALS
- Complexities, combinations of age-related brain conditions are a challenge to combating cognitive decline
- Blood, brain metabolites could be earlier biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease
- Leafy greens linked with slower age-related cognitive decline
- Family Resources
Kiplinger Magazine’s “Your Family Records Organizer” – http://store.kiplinger.com/family_records_organizer.html
- General Interest
• Links for living Together as Seniors:
Steps seniors can take to live a healthy and energized life:
HealthWeb section on Gerontology
World Health Organization Guidelines for Physical Activity of Older Persons
American Psychological Association: Aging and Sexuality
WebMD Section on Seniors and Health
Easy Diagnosis(Web Based Health Information)
- Educating the elderly community about the dangers of drugs & medical deviceshttps://www.drugwatch.com/seniors/https://www.drugwatch.com/hip-replacement/
Nutrition and exercise for older adults:
Take your workout with you! Be active anytime, anywhere with the exercise routine in Workout to Go—now available as a FREE e-book.
Workout to Go has a mix of strength, balance, and flexibility exercises. Add your favorite endurance activity—like walking—for a well-rounded workout.
- Effects of aging on sleep including sleep disorders that commonly affect our aging population
What is a Stroke? Basic information about strokes
Growing Older in America:The Health Retirement Study:
http://www.nia.nih.gov/ResearchInformation/ExtramuralPrograms/BehavioralAndSocialResearch/HRS.htmPublished in 2007, this colorful data book describes the HRS’s development and features and offers a snapshot of research findings based on analyses of the Study’s data. Sections of the report look at older adults’ health, work and retirement,income and wealth, and family characteristics and intergenerational transfers. More than 65 figures and tables illustrate the text.
Senior Fraud Protection from Home Instead Senior Care
- Senior News & Interest
Caregivers and Home Care Resources:
Everything to Know for Family Caregivers
A Guide to Staying Safely at Home
How to Easily Transition to Assisted Living
Health for Seniors
19 User-Friendly Apps for Seniors, Alzheimer’s Patients and Caregivers, Individuals with Disabilities, and Special Needs Children
Pets for the Elderly Foundation
Canine Caregivers for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients
10 Early Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer’s
The Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide
Older Adults & Anxiety
Seniors & Drugs – NCADD
Ultimate Guide to Rehab & Medicare
Assisted Living Regulation and Laws
Aging in Place
Find Senior-Friendly Home Remodeling
National Center on Elder Abuse: http://www.aginginplace.org/guide-to-recognizing-elder-abuse/