Alzheimer's Association covers Alzheimer's disease and related forms of cognitive impairment with links to resources, support groups, advocacy materials, and an e-newsletter. This website is highly recommended as one of the premier Alzheimer's websites available online.
A Place for Mom is primarily a tool to locate senior care facilities. This highly recommended website offers a comprehensive, easy to browse collection of materials relevant to those interested in securing senior care for their loved ones.
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, caregivers, and researchers.
MedlinePlus - Seniors' Health provides clear and extensive information about the medical and social issues of aging. Users can browse the site's free collection of articles, videos, news, and research. This website is recommended for its resources that are produced and maintained by influential organizations within the field of medicine. However, other websites with a narrower focus than MedlinePlus are able to cover seniors' health more comprehensively.
SeniorLiving.org features resources for those interested in senior living options. Detailed information is provided about each type of living situation and how to determine which is most appropriate. Although not comprehensive, the site is recommended to locate local senior living options by searching for residential types using a ZIP code or browsing by state and area for all residential types.
This section of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommended for consumers seeking information on age-related issues. It covers topics such as depression, arthritis, nutrition, and sexual health. There are also a variety of tools and resources related to eldercare. Overall, these resources are reliable, varied, accurate, and easy to read.
The Conversation Project is an advocacy website devoted to furthering public understanding of end-of-life care and advance directives. These help people initiate conversations with their loved ones about end-of-life wishes. This website is helpful for anyone preparing to enter into an end-of-life conversation or learning about how to become a healthcare proxy.
Tooth Wisdom is recommended as a good resource for learning about oral health in older adults. While the articles here do not explore any topic in great detail, the broad variety of topics provide basic information at the intersection of aging and oral health.
The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) is a recommended aging resource that funds, trains, and recognizes researchers. Researchers can access a good deal of information on research trends and potential grants. The AFAR website also has limited information on the biology of aging, common diseases of aging, and ways to ensure healthy aging.
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.