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:

General Information

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.

Caregiving

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.

Assistive Technology

Deafworks Products for the deaf and hard of hearing.
HomeMods.org Resources on home modifications intended to make performing tasks easier, to reduce accidents, and to support independent living.

Books of Interest

Elder Rage How to survive caring for aging parents. A Book-Of-The-Month Club Selection.

Articles of Interest

Marriage may help stave off dementia

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 Deficiency Could Increase the Risk of Developing Dementia

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.

 

Why I'm Digging Deep Into Alzheimer'sBy Bill Gates | November 13, 2017

I first became interested in Alzheimer’s because of its costs—both emotional and economic—to families and healthcare systems.

Scientists have found an exciting new clue about how 'super-agers' stay sharp as they age -

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

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug!
byA 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.

BRAINS AT SEA - Old dolphins with signs of Alzheimer’s show the danger of living beyond our reproductive years

The kind of neurodegeneration that leads to Alzheimer’s in humans may be more prevalent across the animal kingdom than researchers once thought.

Here’s How to Predict Whether Your Memory Loss Will Be Alzheimer’s - Lauren Cahn
10/18/2017
The fact that you recognize your own forgetfulness may be a very good sign, at least in terms of the likelihood of your developing Alzheimer’s dementia. That’s the news out of Canada’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, whose new study, which was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, demonstrates that it’s not forgetfulness we should fear so much as not being aware that we’re forgetful.

'Alzheimer’s Tsunami’ Alongside Medicaid Cuts Leaves Dementia Patients With Vanishing Options

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.