Resources

In case of an emergency, please call 911. Feel free to use these helpful links for any possible questions.

Community Resources

American Diabetes Association  – www.diabetes.com

National Parkinson Foundation – www.parkinson.org

Alzheimer NC – www.alznc.org

Meals on Wheels Home – www.meals-on-wheels.com

Meals on Wheels – Durham County – www.mowdurham.org

Meals on Wheels – Wake County – www.wakemow.org

Meals on Wheels – Orange County – www.mealcall.org

American Cancer Society – www.cancer.org

American Heart Association – www.heart.org

American Red Cross – Triangle Area Chapter – www.triangleredcross.org

Arthritis Foundation – www.arthritis.org

RHA Howell – www.rhahowell.org

Resources for Seniors – www.resourcesforseniors.com

National MS Society – www.nationalmssociety.org

Make-A-Wish foundation (Eastern NC) – http://eastnc.wish.org

Center for Volunteer Giving – www.volunteercaregiving.org

 

Articles

Understanding Your Choices in Retirement Facilities and Homes:

www.helpguide.org/elder/independent_living_seniors_retirement.htm

 

Aging

Seven Health Challenges of Aging

www.webmed.com/healthy-aging/features/aging-health-challenges

 

Healthy Aging Tips

www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_ aging_seniors_aging_well.htm

 

Senior Exercise& Fitness Tips

www.helpguide.org/life/senior_fitness_sports.htm

 

Heart Health

Exercise that help lower blood pressure:

www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/ss/slideshow-lowering-bp-tips

Symptoms of Heart Attack in Women and How to Respond:

www.webmd.com/heart-disease/features/her-guide-to-a-heart-attack

Parkinson Disease

Parkinson’s Disease Falling Down Prevention

www.webmd.com/parkinson-disease/guide/preventing-falls

Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

www.webmd.com/parkinsons-disease/guide/parkinsons-disease-symptoms

Stages of Parkinson’s Disease: What Happens:

www.webmd.com/parkinsons-disease/guide/parkinsons-disease-what-happens

Questions to Ask your Doctor about Parkinson Disease:

www.webmed.com/parkinsons-disease/guide/questions-doctor-parkinsons

Caring for Parkinson’s Patient Tips:

www.thirdage.com/caregiving/carving-for-parkinson-s-patients-tips

 

Depression

Depression in Older Adults and the Elderly: Ways to Help:

www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20518814,00.html

Depression in Older Adults and the Elderly: Recognize the signs and find Treatment that Works:

www.helpguide.org/mental/depression_elderly.htm

Myths and Facts About Depression in the Elderly:

www.health.com/health/condition-article/0,,20188647,00.html

How is Depression in the Elderly different from Dementia:

www.health.com/health/condition-article/0,,20188947,00.html

 

Elder Abuse

Topic Overview:

www.health.com/health/library/topic/0,,aa60933spec_tp21277,00.html

 

Dementia

Dementia- What increases your Risk?

www.webmd.com/alzheimers/tc/dementia-what-increases-your-risk

Understanding Dementia: Signs, Symptoms, Types, Causes, and Treatment

www.helpguide.org/elder/alzheimers_dementia_types.htm

When Dementia Drains the Pocketbook

http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/when-dementia-drains-the-pocketbook/

What Causes Dementia?

www.thirdage.com/alzheimers/what-causes-dementia

Dementia – Home Treatment:

www.webmd.com/alzheimers/tc/dementia-home-treatment

Dementia:

www.mayoclinic.com/health/dementia/DS01131

 

Alzheimer Disease

Three Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease Introduced:

www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/04/19/alzheimers.diagnosis.guidelines/index.html

Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Dementia: When to Call the Doctor:

www.webmd.com/alzheimers/caregivers-09/warning-signs

Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease: Special Instructions for Caregivers:

www.webmd.com/alzheimers/caregivers-09/memory-tips

Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Role as Caregiver:

www.webmd.com/alzheimers/guide/role-caregiver