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Healthy Aging Resources

by Ron Kurtus (updated 2 December 2022)

The following consists of websites and books on aging.

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Use these resources to help your understanding about aging issues.



General Aging Issues

Health for Seniors - USA.gov

22 Senior Health Risk Calculators for Healthy Aging

Boomer’s Roadmap for Aging in Place: Prepare for your Senior Years

What is Normal Aging? - WebMD

How Communities Can Prepare for Growing Aging Population - Baylor Univ.

What is Normal Aging? - From WebMD

Best Medical Alert Systems - From GizModo.com

Nutrition

Nutrition Guide For Seniors - From YorkTest.com

Exercise

Exercise and Physical Activity - From the National Institute on Aging

14 Health Benefits Of Walking For Seniors - MyWalkingAid.com

Research Shows Exercise Helps Older Adults - Baylor Univ.

Top books on Exercises for Seniors - Amazon.com

Using the Computer and Smart phones

A Senior’s Guide to Computer Basics - From Nursing Home Law Center

Senior’s Guide to Using Computers and Software

Guide To Online Shopping For Seniors - WikiBuy.com

Smart Tech for Seniors - Using digital items at home

Internet Safety Guide for Seniors - From SafetyDetectives.com

Safe Online Shopping for Seniors

Online Scams Targeting Seniors - Consumer-Champion.org

Internet Security Center - Information from Norton.com

Mobile Device Security for Seniors - From Verizon.com

Top books on Using Computers for Seniors - Amazon.com

Best Tablets for Seniors - Caring.com

Working

Guide for Seniors Going Back to Work - Resume-Now.com

Self-Employment After 65 - RetireGuide.com

Best Jobs for Seniors - NovoResume.com

Best Jobs for Seniors - ResumeGiants.com



Common Concerns

Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors - EverydayHealth.com

A Senior’s Guide to Healthy Eating - NiftyBenefits.com

14 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Isolation

Safety for Seniors at Home - Tips on home safety

Seniors Lifestyles Directory - Listing of senior housing areas

Senior Safe Driving Guide - TrafficSafetyStore.com

Stress Management for Seniors

Seniors' Guide to Medication Management - SingleCare.com

Safety for the Elderly - Basic tips

Dental Care

Dental Care Tips for Caregivers

Dental Care for Seniors - Dentimax.com

Disabilities

What drivers with disabilities need to know about Electric Cars

Keeping Disabled Seniors Safe While Remodeling

Tips for Disabled Seniors to Declutter and Organize their Home

Home Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

Mattress and Bedding Guide for People with Disabilities

Moving

Moving Tips for Seniors with Disabilities - LifeStorage.com

Moving Advice for Seniors with Disabilities

Senior Citizen's Guide to Moving - From HireaHelper.com

Donation Pick Up or Drop Off Options - LifeStorage.com

Moving for Seniors - Neighbor.com

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Hearing Loss

Signs of Hearing Loss - HearStore.com

Hearing Aid Buying Guide - TheSeniorList.com

Hearing Aids - National Institute on Deafness

Age-Related Hearing Loss - Institute of Deafness - NIH.gov

Age-Related Hearing Loss - Genetics Home Reference - NIH.gov

Age-Related Hearing Loss (Presbycusis) - John Hopkins Medicine

Hearing Loss for Older Adults - National Institute on Aging

Best Hearing Aids of 2022 - AgingInPlace.org

Nursing Home Issues

Living in Nursing Home During COVID-19 Outbreak

Finding a Nursing Home in the United States

Elder Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse Center - Information about possible abuse

Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse - From Maryville Univ.

Elder Abuse Attorneys - in California

Risk of Nursing Homes Abuse - From NursingHomesAbuse.org

Sleep Issues

Mattresses and Sleep Issues for Seniors

How Sleep Changes When You Age - Information on sleep habits

Better Sleep for Seniors Guide - From Mattress1000.com

Sleep Tips for Older Adults - From Casper.com

Sleeping Tips for Older Adults - From DailySleep.org

Guide To Better Sleep For Seniors - From SleepersNest.com

Aging Seniors and Insomnia - From DailySleep.org

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Finances

Keeping Your Home if Disabled - HouseHoldQuotes UK

Economic Security for Seniors

Financial Planning for Seniors with Special Needs

Retirement Planning Guide for Seniors

Financial Resources for Seniors in Debt

Financial Help & Benefits for Widows - TheCreditReview.com

Financial Tips for Seniors

Aging With Economic Insecurity - From MSW@USC, the online Master of Social Work program at the University of Southern California.

Grants for Seniors - Information on financial help for seniors.

Free legal services for seniors - MyCaringPlan.com

Financial Assistance Programs for Seniors - MyCaringPlan.com

Retirement Calculators and Resources - From IndyFin.com

Independent Living vs Assisted Living

Costs

Assisted Living Costs - Average Costs by State

Permanent Life Insurance

Aging in Place Home Loan Modification Programs

Senior Discounts - From SeniorAlertsSystemsReviews.com

Guide to Using a Personal Loan to Pay for Long-term Care

Fraud Prevention

Elder Fraud Prevention - Good illustrations

Medicare

How Does Medicare Work When You Turn 65?

How to Make Medicare Work for You

Medicare Advantage vs Medicare Supplement Plans

Understanding Medicare Savings Programs

Medicare Savings Options - From MedicareInsuranceAZ.com

How Medicare Works When Living Abroad - RetireGuide.com

Medicaid Long Term Care Eligibility Requirements

End of life Issues

How to Talk about End of Life Planning with Your Family

What To Do After A Loved One Passes Away - Neptune Society checklist

End-of-Life Planning for Families and Seniors

End-of-Life Planning - Infographic from Bradley Univ.

Planning an Accessible Funeral Service - LiveControl.io



Aging at Home

Seniors Guide to Growing Old in Your Own Home - from Joey

Senior-Friendly Home Remodeling

The Aging in Place Initiative

Top 10 Cities for Technology-Assisted Living

Aging in Place

Housing Tips and Advice - National Aging in Place Council

Aging at Home: Common Problems and Solutions

Legal Resources for Seniors with Special Needs

"Granny Pod" Guide for Senior Living

Home Modifications & Accommodations for Seniors

Gardening Resources for Seniors - From Insteading.com

Guide to Downsizing and Decluttering - From KeensBuildings.com

How to plan for aging solo as a childless adult - MyCaringPlan.com

Senior Housing Guide: A Guide to Aging in Place and Deciding When to Transition to Assisted Living

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Home Safety

Home Security: Keeping Seniors Safe at Home

Home Safety Checklists

Home Safety Strategies for Seniors

Make Your Home Safe for Aging in Place - From HouseMethod.com

Home Accommodations for Seniors with Special Needs

Home Improvement Resources for Elderly & Disabled

Senior’s Guide to Protecting Your Home from Coronavirus

Disaster Planning and Recovery for Seniors

Walk-in Tubs Guide - Taking safe baths

Benefits for Disabled Veterans

Fire Preparedness: Guide For Individuals With Disabilities

Best Walk-In Tubs For 2022 - From AginginPlace.org

Home Modifications

Home Modifications for Older Adults

Home Modifications for Seniors With Disabilities - LightAndCozy.com

Fall Prevention

The 5 Biggest Causes of Seniors Falling

Preventing Falls at Home - PDF file

Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors - A Home Design Guide

Home Modifications to Prevent Seniors From Falling

Fall Prevention - From National Council on Aging

Senior Fall Prevention

Helping Prevent Falls in the Home

Fall Prevention and Management - Dequesne Univ. School of Nursing

A Fall-Proof Guide For Landlords and Tenants - TurboTenant.com

Fall Prevention Guide - From AginginPlace.org

 



Mental Health for Seniors

ElderImpact.org

Managing Your Anxiety Through Yoga Therapy

Mental Health Challenges for Aging Americans - Georgetown Univ.-Nursing

Brain Health

Link Between Poor Sleep and Mental Health - From DailySleep.org

Hallucinations in the Elderly - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

How Diet and Mental Health Are Linked - Rider University

How to Manage Mental Health Conditions in Seniors

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Depression

Elderly Depression and Care for the Elderly

Depression is Not a Normal Part of Growing Older - CDC.GOV

Depression Treatment - Therapy, Medication and Lifestyle Changes

Depression is Not a Normal Part of Growing Older - CDC.GOV

Overcoming Holiday Depression for the Elderly

Elderly Depression and Care for the Elderly

Depression - Older Adults - NIH.GOV

Alzheimer's

10 Early Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Caregiver's Guide for Cooking with Alzheimer's

Make Home Safer For A Loved One With Alzheimer’s - HomeSecurityList.com

Arts and Crafts for People with Alzheimer’s

Financial Planning for Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's and Gum Disease - From NewMouth.com

Dementia

Alzheimer's / Dementia News - Articles from Medical News Today

Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Financial and Legal Planning

Canine Caregivers for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

How to care for Someone with Dementia at Home

Stuffed Animals Can Help Seniors with Dementia

Companion Animals

Cats and Seniors

Pets for the Elderly Foundation

Guide to Pet Ownership for Seniors - From APlaceforMom.com

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Among Seniors - AddictionResource.com

Substance Abuse And Addiction In The Elderly - AddictionCampus,com

Addiction Prevention Guide for Seniors

Seniors and Addictions - DrugRehab.com

Disabilities Guide to Substance Abuse

Treatment and Rehab

Inpatient Recovery Centers for Seniors - Recovery.org

Finding the Best Addiction Rehab for Older Adults - Rehab.org

Rehab Spot - Information on addictions and rehab

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Books

Top-rated books on Healthy Aging

The Virtues of Aging by Jimmy Carter (1998)

A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter (2015)

Miscellaneous


Summary

You can use these resources to find out information on aging issues, before you see a doctor.


Age gracefully


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