Resource Links

Local, State, Federal Government and National Associations:

KY Department for Aging and Independent Living

The National Council on Aging Center for Healthy Aging

National Institutes of Health

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center

Presbyterian Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network

U.S. Administration on Aging (AOA) – Dept of Health and Human Services

American College of Physicians

American Geriatrics Society

Educational Resources for Clinicians, Consumers and Healthcare Providers

Geriatrics At Your Fingertips (2005, 7th Edition)

American Society on Aging

Understanding Medicare Part D

“Aging Today,” bimonthly newspaper

Association for Frontotemporal Dementias

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Healthy Aging for Older Adults

Gerontological Society of America

Caregiver and Caregiving:

Alzheimer’s Spouse Support Website

Al(t)zheimer’s – Changing our Approach to Alzheimer’s, Dementia and other Cognitive Challenges

Family Caregiver Alliance – National Center on Caregiving Resources for Caregivers and Professionals as listed in the Spring 2006 Family Caregiver Alliance Update

Changes in U.S. Aging and Caregiving Statistics – The U. S. Census Bureau published this report on older adults and caregiving activities. The report discusses the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and more.

Guide for Families and Friends of People with Medicare – Medicare Basics offers information and suggestions for finding more resources and information on a variety of topics for families and friends of people with Medicare.

New Resource for Long-Distance Family Caregivers – A new publication from the National Institute on Aging provides long-distance caregivers with ideas and resources for making caregiving more manageable.

New Online Resource for Family Caregivers – “Strength for Caring”, a new caregiver website launched by Johnson & Johnson, in partnership with the U.S. Surgeon General and other aging and caregiving organizations, to support family caregivers.

New Tutorial on Financing Long-Term Care – The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured offers an informative tutorial on financing long-term care.

When Employees Become Caregivers – A Manager’s Workbook – This guide helps employers with how to make needed eldercare and Medicare information available to caregiving employees at little or no cost. It includes challenges to America’s business, meeting employee eldercare needs, seminars on aging and eldercare, and training for supervisors.

Stroke Recovery Scorecard – Created by the National Stroke Association to help guide stroke survivors and their caregivers on important issues they may face during rehabilitation.

Online Resources for Additional Information:

PubMed (Medical articles, papers, abstracts)

MedLine Plus (from the National Library of Medicine)

Alzheimer’s Disease page

Dementia page

MedPage Today – (news in medicine, research, and prevention)