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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 has multiple sections, including Approach to 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, and Funding Health Care for the Elderly.

NIH Senior Health
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, and Vison & Hearing. An additional section contains short videos on 45 different health-related topics.

Health Conditions
Agingcare.com offers age-related health topics that link to tips and articles primarily aimed towards caregivers. Topics include  Alzheimer's & Dementia, Care Decisions, Burnout, and  Caregiving.

Health Information for Older Adults
Contains a list of links to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Topics include  Health Information for Older Adults, Alzheimer's Disease, Publications, Data and Statistics, Older Adult Health & Medical Concerns, Training Resources, Personal Preparedness for Older Adults and Caregivers, Healthy Brain Initiative, Aging and Depression, Advance Care Planning, and  Clinical Preventative Services.

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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, and Prevention.

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
From the National Institute on Aging, this page provides Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, Causes of Alzheimer's Disease, Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease, and Alzheimer's Caregiving. Also provided is the contact information for the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center.

Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Offers an introduction to Alzheimer's, introduction to caregiving, links to local services, links to social workers, tips for in-home care, insight, and a blog for caregivers.

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Arthritis

Arthritis
MedlinePlus provides information from government agencies, 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, and Disease Management.

Living with Arthritis: Easy-to-Read Information for Patients and Families  
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMSD) provides basic information on arthritis.

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: Patient Corner
Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center provides information for patients on topics such as Drug Information for Patients, Educational Videos for Patients, and Managing your Disease.

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Cancer

Cancer in Older Adults
Cancer.Net includes a video and 36-page booklet on cancer care for older adults. Topics include Aging and Cancer, Care Management, Cancer Treatment, Clinical Trials, Co-existing Conditions, Caregiving Considerations , and Resources.

Mesothelioma Guide
This guide aims to restore hope for mesothelioma patients. Topics include Learn the Basics, Locate Specialists, Discover Options, Extend Your Life, and Blog & Community.

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Diabetes (High Blood Sugar)

Diabetes
MedlinePlus offers multiple links to information about diabetes covering topics on Living with Diabetes, Types of Diabetes, Diagnosis and Tests, Prevention and Risk Factors, and Treatments and Therapies.

Diabetes in Older People
The National Institute on Aging describes What is Diabetes, Types of Diabetes, What is Prediabetes, Symptoms of Diabetes, and Managing Diabetes.

Older Adults and Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) highlights community programs for older adults with diabetes. Be sure to check out the Senior Signature Series an educational program for older adults about diabetes and prediabetes 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
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute provides multiple publications and factsheets on topics from Cholesterol to Peripheral Artery Disease. Links are also provided for heart health recipes.

Heart Disease - Educational Materials for Patients
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers factsheets, podcasts, and patient information on various heart related topics.

Heart Diseases
MedlinePlus provides information from the National Library of Medicine Senior Health site and includes multiple links to information on heart disease.

Heart Conditions
The American Heart Association provides information on various heart conditions and support available.

Heart Failure - Unique to Older Adults
Health in Aging provides information for older adults and caregivers on heart disease in conjunction with other diseases. This page also offers links to additional topics in menu including heart failure topics such as Basic Facts & Information, Causes & Symptoms, Diagnosis & Tests, Care & Treatment, and Lifestyle & Management.

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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

High Blood Pressure
This website designed by the National Institute on Aging is specifically for older adults, the text can easily be enlarged, text can be changed to white with a black background, and an audio version can be provided with the click of the mouse. Information is provided on high blood pressure with links to additional information in the menu to the left. 

Low-Salt Diet
MedlinePlus provides basic information on low salt or low sodium diets.

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Stroke

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

NINDS Stroke Information Page
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) provide an overview of stroke with topics including Definition, Treatment, Prognosis, Clinical Trials, Patient Organizations, and Publications.

Stroke
The National Institute on Aging includes topics on Know the Signs of Stroke, What is a Stroke, Lower Your Risk of Stroke, Diagnosing and Treating Stroke, and What Happens After a Stroke.

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