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Web sites of interest

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
http://www.aarp.org

Administration on Aging (includes Eldercare Locator)
www.aoa.gov

Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General. http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/mentalhealth

National Institute of Mental Health.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/over65

National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association.
http://www.ndmda.org

National Foundation for Depressive Illnesses, Inc.
http://www.depression.org

National Mental Health Association
http://www.nmha.org

Administration on Aging
http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov

National Council on Aging.
http://www.nco.org

National Alliance of the Mentally Ill.
http://www.nami.org

Mayo Clinic.
http://www.mayohealth.org

American Society on Aging
http://www.asaging.org

Caregiving web sites:

Alzheimer's Association.
www.alz.org

Alzheimer's comprehensive information, resources, symptoms
www.alzheimers.com

Alzheimer's Disease, Education and Referral
www.alzheimers.org/adear

Message board for Alzheimer's / dementia
www.suite11.com

Bookstore with information for caregivers
www.growthhouse.org.books

Links to a number of good sites
www.egroups.com/subscribe/TopADCaregivingSites

National Family Caregivers Association
www.nfcacares.org

www.caregiver911.com

Online magazine (articles, shopping, bulletin boards, chats)
www.ec-online.com

TodaysCaregiver.com - magazine
www.todayscaregiver.com

National Alliance for Caregiving
www.caregiving.org

Alzheimer's specific information
www.alzwell.com

Caregiverzone.com - includes customized resource/provider list- building, shopping
www.Caregiverzone.com

Products and gadgets for easier living; shopping
www.seniorshops.com

Medicaid consumer information
www.hcfa.gov/medicaid

I&R to improve quality of life for older adults
www.agenet.com

Assisted Living Federation of America - brochures & info
www.alfa.org

Utah specific, end of life issues and grief info
www.carefordying.org

Family Caregiver America
www.familycareamerica.com

Because We Care - A Guide for People Who Care
www.aoa.gov/wecare/default.htm

America for Seniors
www.seniors.gov

Healthfinder - a gateway consumer health information web site
www.healthfinder.gov

The Center for Family Caregivers
www.familycaregivers.org

Family Caregiving Alliance
www.caregiver.org

Well Spouse Foundation
www.wellspouse.org

Caregivers World
www.caregiversworld.com

CareThere - magazine with links
www.carethere.com

Empowering Caregivers
www.care-givers.com

Healthy Caregiver
www.healthycaregiver.com

AARP articles on caregiving; information on many issues of older adults
www.aarp.org/indexes/health.htm#caregiving

Caregiver's Handbook, University of Buffalo
www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~drstallhndbk0.html

Do You Have a Difficult Parent? (Aging Network Services)
www.AgingNetS.com/questionaire.html

Prepare for Your Role as Caregiver (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO)
www.afscme.org/wrkplace/elder03.htm

Free needs assessment survey for families to plan care needs; also fee-for-service care planning and monitoring; employee assistance services for caregivers (for corporations)
www.CareGuide.com

CaregiversCount designed to educate, inform and empower family caregivers about developments in Washington, DC
www.CaregiversCount.com

General: search on "family caregivers" and/or for specific disease / syndrome for additional information and links

Concerns health and safety of older adults;links to Alzheimer's newsletter; good articles and tips for caregivers
www.agelessdesign.com

Good starting place if looking for birth/death/military / marriage records; see site directory for array of links to topics of interest to older adults
www.eldernet.com

Coming soon; learn about programs and services and eligibility for older adults; sponsored by National Council on Aging
www.benefitscheckup.org

Exercise links

Exercise
http://www.nia.nih.gov/exercisevideo/

Nutrition
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/nutritionforseniors.html

Cognitive Engagement
http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/mentalhealth/chapter5/sec1.html

Other Links
www.seniors.gov/health.html

Dr Koop

www.drkoop.com

www.realage.com

 


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