Chronic Conditions Among Older Adults

Resources for chronic conditions suffered by older adults.  Chronic conditions are impairments or illnesses that have no cure but result in persistent or recurring health consequences.

American Association of Diabetes Educators
AADE is a multidisciplinary association of healthcare professionals dedicated to integrating self-management as a key outcome in the care of people with diabetes and related chronic conditions.


American Cancer Society (ACS)
(ACS) is committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation.


American Diabetes Association (ADA)
ADA's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.


American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization of over 6,400 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people.


American Heart Association (AHA)
AHA's mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.


American Public Health Association (APHA)
The American Public Health Association is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world and has been working to improve public health since 1872. The Association aims to protect all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States.


Arthritis Foundation (AF)
The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions.  Founded in 1948, with headquarters in Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the country. The Arthritis Foundation is the largest private, not-for-profit contributor to arthritis research in the world, funding more than $380 million in research grants since 1948. The foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.


thebody.com
The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource.


Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
CDC is the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people.  Up-to-date news articles appear on the site along with archived information.


Improving Chronic Illness Care (ICIC)
ICIC has worked for almost ten years with national partners toward the goal of bettering the health of chronically ill patients by helping health systems, especially those that serve low-income populations, improve their care through implementation of the Chronic Care Model.


Mended Hearts, Inc.
Hope for recovery. Hope for a rich, full life. For more than 50 years, Mended Hearts has been offering the gift of hope and encouragement to heart patients, their families and caregivers.


National Academy on an Aging Society
The National Academy on an Aging Society (NAAS) aims to provide clear and unbiased research and analysis focused on public policy issues arising from the aging of America's and the world's population.


National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.


National Institute on Aging (NIA)
NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.


National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
The mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is to reduce the burden of neurological disease - a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world.


National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.


US Department of Health and Human Services



Reference
Society of Certified Senior Advisors®. Working with Older Adults - A Professional's Guide to Contemporary Issues of Aging

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Chronic Conditions Among Older Adults

Resources for chronic conditions suffered by older adults.  Chronic conditions are impairments or illnesses that have no cure but result in persistent or recurring health consequences.

American Association of Diabetes Educators
AADE is a multidisciplinary association of healthcare professionals dedicated to integrating self-management as a key outcome in the care of people with diabetes and related chronic conditions.

American Cancer Society (ACS)
(ACS) is committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation.

American Diabetes Association (ADA)
ADA's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization of over 6,400 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people.

American Heart Association (AHA)
AHA's mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

American Public Health Association (APHA)
The American Public Health Association is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world and has been working to improve public health since 1872. The Association aims to protect all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States.

Arthritis Foundation (AF)
The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions.  Founded in 1948, with headquarters in Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the country. The Arthritis Foundation is the largest private, not-for-profit contributor to arthritis research in the world, funding more than $380 million in research grants since 1948. The foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.

thebody.com
The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource.

  Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
CDC is the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people.  Up-to-date news articles appear on the site along with archived information.

 

Improving Chronic Illness Care (ICIC)
ICIC has worked for almost ten years with national partners toward the goal of bettering the health of chronically ill patients by helping health systems, especially those that serve low-income populations, improve their care through implementation of the Chronic Care Model.

Mended Hearts, Inc.
Hope for recovery. Hope for a rich, full life. For more than 50 years, Mended Hearts has been offering the gift of hope and encouragement to heart patients, their families and caregivers.

National Academy on an Aging Society
The National Academy on an Aging Society (NAAS) aims to provide clear and unbiased research and analysis focused on public policy issues arising from the aging of America's and the world's population.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)
NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.

National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
The mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is to reduce the burden of neurological disease - a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.

US Department of Health and Human Services


Facts on Aging

Per A Place for Mom and the Alzheimer’s Association, in 1997 just 19% of family caregivers were men while in 2012 that number was 40%. 
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