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Aging Resource Links - National

Alzheimers
www.alz.org

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.

American Society on Aging (ASA)
www.asaging.org

Developing leadership, knowledge and skills to address the challenges and opportunities of a diverse aging population.

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
www.aghe.org

The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (aka AGHE)® is the international leader in advancing education on aging and is the only institutional membership organization devoted primarily to gerontology and geriatrics education since 1974.  AGHE's mission is two-fold: 

  1. To advance gerontology and geriatrics education in academic institutions; and
  2. To provide leadership and support of gerontology and geriatrics education faculty and students at education institutions.

AARP (formerly American Association for Retired Persons)
www.aarp.org

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. We advocate for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.

Dementia and Chronic Conditions Toolkit
https://fightdementia.org.au/about-dementia-and-memory-loss/resources/dementia-and-chronic-conditions-series-toolkits

The Dementia and Chronic Conditions Series Toolkits are designed to improve support for people living with cognitive impairment or dementia and other chronic conditions. These resources will assist people working in the community, partners, families and carers to provide better support to the person in areas such as diagnosis of dementia and on-going management of their health.

Drugwatch
www.drugwatch.com/seniors/

We all rely on drugs and medical devices to improve the quality of life for us and our loved ones. But sometimes drug and device companies put unsafe products on the market, ones that give us conditions that are worse than what we needed treatment for originally. When that happens, Drugwatch is here to help.

Federal Resources for Caregivers
www.whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov/happening/resources-caregivers.html

Listing of many valuable resources for caregivers.

National Council on Aging (NCOA)
www.ncoa.org

Improving the health and economic security of millions of struggling older adults.

Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
www.geron.org

We are the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission — and that of our 5,400 members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public.

International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)
www.icaa.cc

International Council on Active Aging®, an association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry, supports organizations and professionals that develop wellness environments and services for adults over 50.

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

Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

National Center on Elder Abuse
www.ncea.aoa.gov/

NCEA is a resource for policy makers, social service and health care practioners, justice system, researchers, advocates and families.

Assisted Living Regulations and Laws
www.alfa.org/alfa/ALFA_in_Your_State.asp

ALFA is committed to maintaining strong resident-centered laws and regulations for assisted living at the state level. As part of that commitment, ALFA monitors legislation and pending regulations in each state and provides state specific resources that are valuable for senior living providers.

Health for Seniors
www.usa.gov/health

Find health resources from the government.