The National Institute on Aging (NIA) seeks to discover those factors that contribute to healthy aging as well as to inform the public about the diseases and disabilities associated with old age. It is highly recommended as a well-written, comprehensive, and user-friendly website for information on a wide range of resources for older adults, their loved ones and caregivers.
Tooth Wisdom publishes articles about a variety of topics that provide basic information at the intersection of aging and oral health. The articles discuss general information about many topics, but do not explore any topic in great detail. This site is recommended as a good resource for learning about oral health in older adults.
HealthinAging.org offers information about common medical conditions in older aldults. The site includes educational information about advance directives, end of life care, guardianship, and informed consent. This site is recommended for its expertly-written articles and helpful tools for those who are providing care to elders as well as those who are receiving age-related care.
Informed Health Onlineg is the English-language version of a German national health information website containing informative overviews about many common diseases. The site is recommended as an excellent resource for introductory health information on the most common illnesses and health issues in a digestible format.
This section of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been renovated and now focuses on Alzheimer's disease and other causes of dementia. The information is reliable, varied, accurate, and easy to read. There are also a variety of tools and resources related to dementia and links to more detailed, credible information about each type. This site is recommended for consumers seeking information and resources concerning dementia in older adults.
AgingCare.com is designed for caregivers of the elderly, providing online support through education, peer-to-peer communication, and expert perspectives. This recommended website covers many important topics in eldercare including assisted living, financial planning, hospice, memory care, health insurance, and more. Aging.com is a for profit organization that makes referrals to specific care facilities or resources.
Alzheimer's Association covers Alzheimer's disease and related forms of dementia with detailed and comprehensive information. There are links to many valuable resources, such as support groups and assistance programs. This website is highly recommended as one of the premier Alzheimer's websites available online, although the site would be enhanced by the inclusion or authors, referencing, and publication/review dates with individual topics.
WebMD's "Healthy Aging" section focuses on general health and wellness issues for people aged 50 years or older. Topics covered here include the aging process, preventative care, fitness and exercise, palliative care, and more. There is also information on many other relevant issues like health insurance and Medicare, caregiving, advance directives, retirement, and planning for the future.
Eldercare Locator is hosts a collection of 16 different types of eldercare services, including long-term care, transportation, legal assistance, and abuse prevention that can be found using a locator tool Additionally, the site offers a variety of educational materials covering many issues of aging and links to many websites providing information about senior health. The site is recommended as an excellent U.S. government resource for older adults, their caregivers, and eldercare providers.
UpToDate is recommended as a physician-level health information and research. This section allows patients and caregivers to search, but not browse, the consumer health content for information available for free. Although topics here are covered in good depth, most of the more detailed information is only available to subscribers.