Dr. Paula’s Resources

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

‘Green’ exercise helps stress

Retirement Doesn’t Have to Sap Your Self-Esteem

“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

Policy brief on Healthy Aging from the 2015 White House conference on Aging



Adult Development and Aging, Journal of



Aging and Society


Senior Living Map

Ageworks.com
American Association of Retired Persons
American Geriatrics Society, Journal of


American Psychologist

Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Older Adults



AgeLine on SilverPlatter
American Society on Aging
Ball State University’s Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology

Gerontology:International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Gerontology
Gerontological Society of America
Indiana University’s Center on Aging and Aged
National Institute on Aging: Growing Older in America: The Health Retirement Study
National Aging Information Center

Scripps Gerontology Center (Miami University)
Geropsychology Central


Nutrition and exercise for older adults

Exercise and Physical Activity: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips – from National Institute on Aging



  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse



http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/

  • Caregiving & Housing

CareCompare.com – “Helps you find the right care for your loved one, 100% free.” Search the database of services around you.

American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging
Eldercare Locator

The National Alliance for Caregiving – Advancing Family Caregiving Through Research, Awareness, & Advocacy


National Eldercare Services

www.strokesafe.org
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.

 

Mesothelioma Help

Mesothelioma 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.

http://mesotheliomaveterans.org/

 

http://www.everydayhealth.com/parkinsons-disease/freezing-episodes.aspx

  • Dementia & Brain Disorders


Alzheimer’s Association

  • Elder Abuse

http://www.alzheimersprevention.org./


http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309074312

  • Family Resources

Kiplinger Magazine’s “Your Family Records Organizer”http://store.kiplinger.com/family_records_organizer.html

 

  • General Interest

Senior
Focus Radio

•  Links for living Together as Seniors:

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes

Stretching Exercises for Seniors to Improve Mobility

Fire Prevention, Preparedness, and Recovery: Seniors

Senior Diabetes: Signs and Diagnosis

Overdose Response Guide: Awareness, Prevention, and Preparedness for Caregivers of Addicts

25 Easy Recipes for Senior Nutrition

The Boomer’s Ultimate Guide To Adding Value To Your Home

  • Health

HealthGate
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)

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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.

bit.ly/1YdavMF


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Stroke Information & Resource Guide – Offers detailed information about strokes, including signs & symptoms, causes, prevention, and management

A Comprehensive Stroke Resource Guide

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.htm Published 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.
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Law:

Senior Fraud Protection from Home Instead Senior Care

Elder Law Answers.com

  • Senior News & Interest

Grand Times Magazine
SeniorCom
Senior News
Senior Resources
United Nations – 1999 International Year of Older Persons

 

Caregivers and Home Care Resources:

Everything to Know for Family Caregivers
https://www.moneygeek.com/seniors/resources/caregiving-guide/

A Guide to Staying Safely at Home
https://www.moneygeek.com/seniors/resources/aging-in-place-independent-living/

How to Easily Transition to Assisted Living
https://www.moneygeek.com/seniors/resources/how-to-move-to-assisted-living-guide/

 

NIH Senior Health
http://nihseniorhealth.gov/talkingwithyourdoctor/planningyourdoctorvisit/01.html

Health for Seniors
https://www.usa.gov/health

19 User-Friendly Apps for Seniors, Alzheimer’s Patients and Caregivers, Individuals with Disabilities, and Special Needs Children
http://www.cellphonecity.com/blog/features/19-user-friendly-apps-for-seniors-alzheimers-patients-and-caregivers-individuals-with-disabilities-and-special-needs-children

Pets for the Elderly Foundation
http://www.petsfortheelderly.org/

Cats and Seniors
http://www.americanhumane.org/animals/adoption-pet-care/cat-behavior/cats-and-seniors.html

Canine Caregivers for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients
https://www.rover.com/canine-caregivers-dementia-alzheimers/

10 Early Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer’s
http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_know_the_10_signs.asp

The Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide
http://www.culinaryschools.org/blog/cooking-with-alzheimers/

Older Adults & Anxiety
http://www.adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/older-adults

Seniors & Drugs – NCADD
https://ncadd.org/learn-about-drugs/seniors-vets-and-women/241-older-adults

Ultimate Guide to Rehab & Medicare
https://www.discoveryplace.info/rehab-medicare-ultimate-guide

Assisted Living Regulation and Laws
http://www.alfa.org/alfa/ALFA_in_Your_State.asp

Aging in Place
http://ageinplace.com/

Find Senior-Friendly Home Remodeling
http://www.homeadvisor.com/emc.Disability-Services-directory.-12021.html

Stop Fraud
http://www.stopfraud.gov/protect-yourself.html

National Center on Elder Abuse: http://www.aginginplace.org/guide-to-recognizing-elder-abuse/