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Aging Gracefully With Antioxidants
The problem with aging isn't getting older. The problem is being too short of breath to blow out all those birthday candles as the years mount. With each passing year, an ever-larger assemblage of age-related diseases seems to pursue the aging customers who frequent health stores--each malady groaning and dragging its chains like a specter. This macabre cast includes heart disease, chronic infection, stroke, cancer, cataracts, macular degeneration and Alzheimer's disease. There are many more articles like this in our Nutrition Section

Administration on Aging
The resources in this site are arranged by their target audience, older people, practitioners, students, etc.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping older Americans achieve lives of independence, dignity and purpose.

American Federation for Aging Research
AFAR is the country's leading private organization supporting new investigators conducting biomedical aging research.

The American Geriatrics Society
AGS offers a wealth of resources on geriatrics, including surveys and Washington updates.

American Health Care Association
AHCA's webpage provides information, through news briefs, testimony, etc., on the organization itself and long-term care as a whole.

The Gerontological Society of America
Much of this site deals with the society itself, but it also contains publications, news releases, a set of links, etc. The section on government is especially good, with legislative and policy updates and links to interest groups.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)
NIA presents press releases from the past 12 months, employment opportunities, NIA research, funding information, and various publications.

The Alzheimer's Disease and Referral Center
Research and publications on Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias. Also contains information on referral services.

GeroWeb ~ Aging and Health Resources
The site offers the GeroWeb Virtual Library, providing numerous links in the following categories: such as employment, family issues, housing, long term care and much more.

U.S. Administration on Aging
The directory is hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging. It is a comprehensive list providing links to federal agencies and state and local government sites. It includes information on books and media, libraries and databases, elder abuse, legal assistance, volunteer programs, and more.

National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging
NACDA's mission is to advance research on aging by helping researchers to profit from a broad range of datasets. NACDA acquires and preserves data relevant to gerontological research, disseminates them to researchers, and facilitates their use.

More Drug Rules Needed in Nursing Homes
USA Today Nov. 17, 1997
Ten years after Congress attacked improper drug use by nursing homes in a sweeping set of reforms, federal investigators say tougher rules are needed to combat lingering problems. In a report today that suggests thousands of nursing home patients get "inappropriate" medicine, the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general sees Congress' 1987 reforms as largely successful. No longer are patients commonly drugged into submission.

American Geriatrics Society
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization of over 6,700 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people.

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