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Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association provides information and support services to people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.
www.alz.org

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)

The AFA is a nonprofit foundation that provides educational, social, practical, and emotional support for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, their families, and caregivers through its nationwide hotline, support groups, conferences, and other hands-on services.
alzfdn.org

Dementia Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments, and Causes – LocalHealth.com

This site provides medical health information and covers research on dementia and its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.
www.localhealth.com/article/dementia-1

Cancer

American Cancer Society

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.
www.cancer.org

CDC: Aging – Cancer Prevention and Control

CDC works with national cancer organizations, state health agencies, and other groups to develop, implement, and promote strategies for preventing and controlling cancer.
www.cdc.gov/cancer/index.htm

Inside Cancer

Inside Cancer is a multimedia guide to cancer.
www.insidecancer.org

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Center

A website dedicated to dedicated to serving mesothelioma victims and their families.
https://www.maacenter.org/

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

A website dedicated to dedicated to serving mesothelioma victims and their families.
www.mesothelioma.com

Mesothelioma Veterans Center

A website created to provide information and assistance to veterans regarding treatment, clinical trials, and VA benefits for veterans suffering from asbestos illnesses.
www.mesotheliomaveterans.org

Prevent Cancer Foundation

The Prevent Cancer Foundation provides information and support for the prevention and early detection of cancer.
www.preventcancer.org

Caregiving

Caring.com

Caring.com is a website and online community for individuals caring for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones with information about health, financial, legal, housing, caregiving, and other issues.
www.caring.com

LA Network of Care

LA Network of Care is a comprehensive, Internet-based community resource for the elderly and people with disabilities, as well as their caregivers and service providers.
www.losangeles.networkofcare.org/aging/

National Alliance for Caregiving

The National Alliance for Caregiving is a nonprofit coalition providing information on issues of family caregiving.
www.caregiving.org

Caregiver Action Network

The Caregiver Action Network serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease.
caregiveraction.org

Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America is a national nonprofit organization providing local human service programs and opportunities for individual community involvement such as housing, assisted living, meals-on-wheels, transportation, and healthcare services.
www.volunteersofamerica.org

Finances

CNN's Ultimate Guide to Retirement

CNNMoney's guide to everything you've always wanted to know about retirement investing.
www.money.cnn.com/retirement/guide

AgeUK's Pension Calculator

Use Age UK's pension calculator to see how much money you'll need with which to retire.
www.ageuk.org/money-matters/pensions/pension-calculator

Government

California Commission on Aging

The Commission is the principal advocate in the state on behalf of older individuals, including advisory participation in the consideration of all legislation and regulations relating to programs and services that affect seniors.
www.ccoa.ca.gov

Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program that acts as a public health insurance program to provide needed healthcare services for low-income individuals including families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, foster care, pregnant women, and low income people with specific diseases such as tuberculosis, breast cancer, or HIV/AIDS.
www.medi-cal.ca.gov

Medicare

Medicare is a social insurance program administered by the United States government, providing health insurance coverage to people who are aged 65 and over, or who meet other special criteria.
www.medicare.gov

United States Senate Special Committee on Aging

The Special Committee on Aging serves as a focal point in the Senate for discussion and debate on matters relating to older Americans.
aging.senate.gov

Health

Alliance Health

Alliance Health is a privately funded organization that creates social health networks that connect people to support communities for a growing number of health conditions including arthritis, diabetes, back pain, Alzheimer’s, depression, fibromyalgia, bipolar, and other issues.
www.alliancehealth.com

American Bone Health

American Bone Health provides education, resources, tips, and tools to help you understand bone disease and bone health.
www.americanbonehealth.org

American Dental Association (ADA)

ADA is an organization that conducts dental research and provides referrals to dentists from state and local ADA chapters.
www.ada.org

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

ADA provides information and educational materials on preventing, treating, and living with diabetes.
www.diabetes.org

American Heart Association (AHA)

AHA is a nonprofit organization providing information on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of heart diseases and stroke.
www.americanheart.org

American Lung Association (ALA)

ALA provides information on lung diseases such as asthma, emphysema, tuberculosis, and lung cancer.
www.lungusa.org

The National Eye Institute (NEI)

NEI provides information and research that help prevent and treat eye diseases and other vision disorders.
www.nei.nih.gov

Healthy aging

CDC: Aging – Healthy Aging for Older Adults

This campaign establishes programs, develops tools, and provides a comprehensive approach to helping older adults enjoy longer, high-quality, productive, and independent lives.
www.cdc.gov/aging/

Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging is a national health initiative that provides news, tips and techniques for positive aging.
healthyaging.net

Healthy Aging – MayoClinic.com

MayoClinic.com provides information and support for healthy aging.
www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-aging/MY00374

NIH SeniorHealth: Healthy Aging

NIHSeniorHealth provides easily accessible aging-related health information for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy-to-understand health information.
nihseniorhealth.gov/category/healthyaging.html

Mental health

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP)

AAGP works to improve the mental health and well-being of older people by providing information on geriatric psychiatry and referrals to local specialists.
www.aagponline.org

American Psychological Association (APA)

APA is a professional society of psychologists that provides assistance and information on mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
www.apa.org

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

DBSA is a nonprofit organization that provides easy-to-understand information and family support for depression and bipolar disorders.
www.dbsalliance.org

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation

The Geriatric Mental Health Foundation works to increase awareness of psychiatric and mental health disorders and access to quality mental healthcare.
www.gmhfonline.org

Internet Mental Health

Internet Mental Health provides information on the 52 most common mental disorders, plus information on medications, news, recovery stories, and other resources.
www.mentalhealth.com

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports, and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.
www.nami.org

Nutrition

Academy of Nutrition and Dietitics

An organization of registered dieticians and other dietetic professionals who provide nutrition information, education, research, and advocacy.
www.eatright.org

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The FDA regulates the safety and helpfulness of food products, additives, drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics, and provides information for older people on topics including cancer, health fraud, nutrition, buying medicines online, and food safety.
www.fda.gov/oc/seniors

Health Castle

This nutrition website run by dietitians provides side-by-side comparisons of similar food products by fat, salt, sugar, and fiber content.
www.healthcastle.com

Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA)

MOWAA is a nonprofit organization that provides food to older people and those who are frail, disabled, or homebound.
www.mowaa.org

USDA: Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)

The FNIC provides audio-visual materials and other resources for seniors on nutrition, heart disease, diabetes, vegetarianism, and food safety.
fnic.nal.usda.gov

Senior resources

AARP

AARP is a nonprofit nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.
www.aarp.org

Administration on Aging (AoA)

AoA is the federal agency that works to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services. This services help elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.
www.aoa.gov

Alliance for Aging Research

The Alliance is a national, citizen advocacy organization offering information on aging-related subjects such as menopause, how to age with ease, and healthcare options under Medicare.
www.agingresearch.org

American Senior Fitness Association (SFA)

SFA promotes older adult fitness by providing widely accessible, senior-specific fitness education programs and resources.
www.seniorfitness.net

Association of Jewish Aging Services Home (AJAS)

AJAS was created and continues to function as the central coordinator for homes and in-residence facilities for Jewish elderly in North America.
www.ajas.org

Consumer Reports

ConsumerReportsHealth.org is a nonprofit organization that provides information, research, testing, and comparisons of health-related products and services.
www.consumerreports.org

LeadingAge

The mission of LeadingAge is to expand the world of possibilities for aging. Our membership includes 6,000 not-for-profit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 39 state partners, and hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations, and research partners. Together, our members touch 4 million lives every day.
www.leadingage.org

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

NIA conducts and supports research on aging processes, disease, and the special problems and needs of older citizens.
www.nia.nih.gov

NCOA, National Council on Aging

NCOA is a nonprofit organization providing information, technical assistance, advocacy, and leadership in all aspects of aging services and issues.
www.ncoa.org

Substance abuse

Addiction Resource

AddictionResource.com is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to guiding people through every step of the addiction treatment and recovery process.
www.addictionresource.com

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

AA is an organization of those who share their experience, strength, and hope to help solve their problem and recover from alcoholism.
www.aa.org

Alcohol Rehab Guide

Alcohol Rehab Guide is an online resource that connects alcoholics and their families with the help they need to conquer alcoholism.
https://www.alcoholrehabguide.org/

Drug Rehab

DrugRehab.com is an online resource created to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.
https://www.drugrehab.com/

Origins Behavioral Healthcare

Origins Behavioral Healthcare provides treatment programs to aid those struggling with an addiction and advice on to talk to an older person who has a problem with alcohol or medications.
www.originsrecovery.com

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)

NCADD is a volunteer organization that provides education, information, help, and hope to the public to support the prevention, intervention, and treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction.
ncadd.org

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults (TIP 26)

The Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series works to improve the treatment of substance use disorders by providing practice guidance to clinicians, program administrators, and payers.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK14467

Quit Smoking Community

A growing online community and learning hub for smokers in search of inspiration and information.
www.quitsmokingcommunity.org

Ultimate Guide to Alcohol & Diabetes

A helpful guide on alcohol use created for diabetics.
adt-healthcare.com/blog/post/ultimate-guide-to-alcohol-and-diabetes

Transportation

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is a nonprofit educational and research organization funding projects designed to aid older drivers.
http://seniordriving.aaa.com/

Airports and Special Needs Travel: A Complete Guide

A blog dedicated to providing special needs individuals with the support, friendship, and inclusion that they deserve.
www.seniortransportation.net

The Essential Guide to Travelling with a Medical Condition

A 5 chapter guide on preparing for travel with a medical condition. www.insurancewith.com

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