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Age-Related Disease

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Age-Related Disease

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General Resources

Alzheimer's & Dementia

Arthritis

Cancer

Diabetes (High Blood Sugar)

Heart Disease

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Stroke

General Resources

Geriatrics: Merck Manual Professional
This chapter from the online book for health care professionals, Merck Manual, has multiple sections, including: Approach to the the Geriatric Patient; Drug Therapy in the Elderly; Prevention of Disease and Disability in the Elderly; Aging and Quality of Life; Social Issues in the Elderly; Elder Abuse; Provision of Care for the Elderly; Falls in the Elderly; Gait Disorders in the Elderly; The Older Driver; Funding Health Care for the Elderly.

NIHSeniorHealth
Provides multiple resources on health related topics written specifically for the senior. Topics include: Bones & Joints; Cancer; Diseases & Conditions; Healthy Aging; Heart & Lungs; Memory & Mental Health; Treatments & Therapies; Vison & Hearing. An additional section contains short videos on 45 different health-related topics .

Health Conditions
Primarily intended for caregivers, Agingcare.com offers this page of age-related health topics that links to tips and articles.

Health Information for Older Adults
Contains a list of links to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Alzheimer's & Dementia

Alzheimer's Disease: MedlinePlus
Provides information for patients and their families from government agencies and national organizations. Topics include Overviews, Diagnosis/Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention and more. From the National Library of Medicine.

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
From the National Institute on Aging, this page provides basic information about Alzheimers, current research, advice for caregiversnews, alerts and contact information for ADEAR.

Alzheimer's Foundation
Offers an Introduction to Alzheimer's, Introduction to Caregiving, Links to local services and social workers, Tips for In-home Care, and Insight, a blog for caregivers.

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Arthritis

Arthritis: MedlinePlus 
Providing information from government agencies and national association, the National Library of Medicine has provided a wealth of information, including resources in Spanish and other languages. Topics include Overview, Interactive Tutorial, Diagnosis/Symptoms, Treatment, Disease Management, and more.

Living with Arthritis: Easy-to-Read Information for Patients and Families 
From the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMSD) provides basic information on arthritis. The column on the right of the page provides links to additional information from this NIH agency.

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: Patient Corner
Topics for information available: Drug Information for Patients, Educational Videos for Patients, and Managing your disease. From Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center.

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Cancer

Cancer in Older Adults
This web page from Cancer.Net includes a video and 36 page booklet. Topics include Aging and Cancer, Care Management, Cancer Treatment, Clinical Trials, Co-exisiting Conditions, Caregiving Considerations and Resources.

Surviving Cancer
This guide is specifically designed for the older adult with cancer. Text can be enlarged and the contrast changed to yellow on black. Topics include Follow-up Care, Fatigue, Memory, Pain and Nervous System Problems and more. Also included are videos on cancer, and direct links to MedlinePlus and National Institute on Aging. Other related links include Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer and Other Types of Cancer. The information in this page is provided by the National Cancer Institute.

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Diabetes (High Blood Sugar)

Diabetes - MedlinePlus
This website from the National Library of Medicine Senior Health web site offers multiple links to information about Diabetes.

Diabetes in Older Adults: A Disease You Can Manage
This informational page from the National Institute on Aging descibes the disease, its symptoms and diagnosis and how the disease is managed.

Older Adults - American Diabetes Association
Highlights community programs for older adults with diabetes. Be sure to check out the new Living with Type 2 Diabetes program for 12 months of helpful information from ADA and the 32-page guide "Living Healthy with Diabetes: A Guide for Adults 55 and Up".

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Heart Disease

Heart and Vascular Diseases - National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute
Provides multiple publications and Factsheets from the National Institutes of Health on topics from Cholesterol to Peripheral Artery Disease. Also has links to heart health recipes.

Heart Disease - Educational Materials for Patients
This page from the CDC web site offers factsheets, podcasts and patient informations on various heart related topics.

Heart Diseases - Medline Plus
This web page from the National Library of Medicine Senior Health site provides multiple links to information on Heart Diseases.

HeartHub for Patients
Tools, information, videos about heart disease and stroke from the American Heart Association.

Unique to Older Adults - Heart Failure
Designed to help older adults and caregivers consider heart disease in conjunction with other diseases. This page from Health in Aging offers links to additional topics in the sidepanel on the left.

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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

High Blood Pressure - NIH Senior Health
In this web site designed specifically for older adults, the text can easily enlarge, or changed to white with a black background, or an audio version is available with the click of the mouse. From the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine, this page is provides an explanation of high blood pressure, with links to additional information in the sidebar at the left.

Low Salt Diet
Basic information on low salt or low sodium diets from MedlinePlus by the National Library of Medicine.

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Stroke

National Stroke Association
"National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke." Contents of the website include What Is Stroke? Prevention, Recovery, Signs & Symptoms, Events, and Stay Informed.

NINDS Stroke Information Page
Overview of stroke from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Stroke - NIH Senior Health
Includes an overview of stroke, the effects, prevention, diagnosis, medications, surgery & vascular procedures, rehabilitation, research, FAQs, videos and links to additional resources through MedlinePlus.

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