Are There Other Resources for Me?
There are many resources for seniors and those who care for them. Seniors Helping Seniors® Southern Tier NY in-home care service has put together a list of some of the most helpful resources for both caregivers and senior care recipients. You’ll find information on everything from healthcare, benefits, and finance to entertainment and social outlets:
American Bar Association-Commission on Law and Aging Elder law resources in your area.
American Society on Aging Advocates for those who are aging and their caregivers.
Brookdale Center on Aging The largest multidisciplinary gerontology center in the Northeast.
ElderNet A senior's online guide to health, housing, legal services, financial services, retirement, lifestyle, news, and entertainment.
ElderWeb Virtual community of computer-using older adults.
Senior Circle Interactive community of active senior citizens with discussion groups, travel opportunities, health information, and more.
Senior Com This online community provides senior-oriented products, services, information, and entertainment.
SeniorLink Access to elder-care professionals, programs, helpers, facilities, and agencies.
Senior Resource Housing and lifestyle choices, as well as how to plan and pay for them.
Senior Resource Guide National resources for health and wellness, entertainment, caregiving, housing, financing, travel, and much more.
Senior Sites A listing of non-profit helpers for senior housing, healthcare, and services.
Third Age Topic areas include health care, computers, retirement, investing, caregiving, travel, news, grandparenting, and much more.
Federal, State, & Local Government
Administration on Aging Information for older persons, their families, and those concerned about enriching the lives of the elderly.
Healthy Aging for Older Adults Helpful information on a wide range of health issues faced by older adults.
Social Security Online The official website of the Social Security Administration.
Health & Medical
Alzheimer's Association The leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support, and research.
Healthfinder Information to help you and your loved ones live well and stay healthy.
Medline The world's most extensive collection of published medical information, coordinated by the National Library of Medicine.
NIH Health Information Page Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.
Caregivers Resources An extensive online library for caregivers that includes articles, reports, links, and more.
National Caregiving Organizations A list of organizations that exist to help caregivers.
Family Caregiver Alliance/National Center on Caregiving An online source of information, support, and resources for family caregivers of adults with chronic, physical, or cognitive conditions.
National Alliance for Caregiving Advancing family caregiving through research, innovation, and advocacy.
National Caregiving Foundation An organization concerned about the problems, the worries, and the sadness that can affect caregivers.
National Family Caregivers Association 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.
Books of Interest
Elder Rage How to survive caring for aging parents. A Book-Of-The-Month Club Selection.
Articles of Interest
Marriage may lower the risk of developing dementia, concludes a synthesis of the available evidence published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.
Vitamin D not only helps in having a good and healthy body, but can also help in reducing the risk of heart disease, multiple sclerosis, and even rheumatoid arthritis. But, now in a new study, it has been found that the deficiency of Vitamin D could increase the risk of developing dementia, according to express.co.uk.
I first became interested in Alzheimer’s because of its costs—both emotional and economic—to families and healthcare systems.
Spiral drawing test detects signs of Parkinson's - Copyright © 2017 BBC
Australian researchers have trialled software that measures writing speed and pen pressure on the page.
Environmental Factors in Development of Alzheimer’s Disease
by Viatcheslav Wlassoff, PhD, September 15, 2017
Alzheimer’s disease is one of those conditions where genetics is known to play a profound role but is not the sole factor in disease development and progression.
By Athena Chan Tech Times, 30 September 2017
A team of researchers used a sniff test on a long-term study to determine the participants' capability to determine five specific scents. Participants with olfactory damage showed significantly larger chances of being diagnosed with dementia.
There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug!
by Erin Brodwin, Oct. 4, 2017, 2:01 PM
A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period — known as aerobic exercise — has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain.
The kind of neurodegeneration that leads to Alzheimer’s in humans may be more prevalent across the animal kingdom than researchers once thought.
The aging population is fueling what some health experts call an "Alzheimer’s tsunami" for which Iowa, and the rest of the nation, is ill-prepared.