Resources

 

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND RESOURCES 

AARP http://www.aarp.org/ 

Alzheimer’s’ Association http://www.alz.org/ 

American Society on Aging http://www.asaging.org/ 

American Heart Association National Parkinson Foundation http://www.parkinson.org/ 

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys https://www.naela.org/ 

National Organization on Disability http://nod.org/disability_resources/  


 

LOCAL GROUPS AND RESOURCES 

Villages 

(Cabin John, Chevy Chase at Home, Little Falls Village, Potomac Community Village, Silver Spring Village, Town of Garrett Park Senior Committee, Village of Takoma Park) 

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS-Program/ADS/Villages/villageslist.html 

Montgomery County Commission on Aging http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS-Program/ADS/COA/COAindex.html 

Department of Health and Human Services for Montgomery County, Maryland http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS/ProgramIndex/SeniorServicesindex.html  

Grass Roots Organization for the Well-being of Seniors (GROWS) http://growsmc.org/  


 

WEB RESOURCES AND ARTICLES 

Alzheimer’s Information 

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s  http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_10_signs_of_alzheimers.asp 

Home Care for Individuals with Alzheimer’s  https://www.caring.com/alzheimers-home-care 

Alzheimer’s Disease Research  http://www.brightfocus.org/alzheimers/ 

Alzheimer’s therapy products  http://www.alzstore.com/Default.asp 

HBO Documentary: The Alzheimer’s Project  http://www.hbo.com/alzheimers/the-films.html  

 

Caregiver Support and Information 

Caregiver Support and Help  http://www.helpguide.org/articles/caregiving/caregiving-support-and-help.htm 

How to Handle an Elderly Parent’s Bad Behavior?  https://www.agingcare.com/Articles/bad-behavior-by-elderly-parents-138673.htm 

Caregiver Support Groups  https://www.caregiver.org/support-groups 

Caregiver Self- Assessment Questionnaire  http://www.healthinaging.org/resources/resource:caregiver-self-assessment/ 

COPD 

Understanding COPD  http://www.copdfoundation.org/What-is-COPD/Understanding-COPD/What-is-COPD.aspx 

Exercise and COPD  http://www.alliancehhcare.com/resources/copd-managing-care-home/ 

Living with COPD  http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/copd/livingwith 

Lifestyle changes to help manage COPD  http://www.healthline.com/health/copd/lifestyle-changes-help-manage

 

Healthy Living for Seniors 

Healthy Aging  https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthyaging.html 

Exercise for Older Adults  http://nihseniorhealth.gov/exerciseforolderadults/healthbenefits/01.html 

Healthy Eating for Older Adults  http://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-eating/eating-well-as-you-age.htm 

Delicious Healthy Recipes  http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/recipes  

 

Heart Disease Information 

What is heart disease?  http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/basics/definition/con-20034056 

Assess your cholesterol  http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/cholesterol-assessment/default.htm 

Exercise and Activity after heart surgery http://www.uwhealth.org/healthfacts/cardiology/5801.html 

Heart Disease Prevention  http://test.kcms.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/in-depth/heart-disease-prevention/art-20046502  

 

Fall Prevention – Modifying your Home 

Information about Falling  http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Falls/adultfalls.html 

Causes and Risk factors for falling  http://nihseniorhealth.gov/falls/causesandriskfactors/01.html 

Fall Prevention Tips  http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/in-depth/fall-prevention/art-20047358 

PERS – Personal Emergency Response System  http://www.caregiver.com/channels/tech/articles/PERS_faqs.htm