Aging and Mental Health

  Aging and Mental Health
- Internet Guides
- Internet Sites
- Organizations, Associations, and Agencies
- Consumer Health Information
- Databases
- Electronic Newsletters and Journals

Internet Guides
AD Dementia Web Resources
an extensive list of aging and dementia resources for caregivers and professionals.
Links to Other Federal Resources
Links to federal websites related to Alzheimer Disease from the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR).
Parkinson's Web
Links to Parkinson's resources on the web and the Parkinson's Disease Web Ring
Internet Sites
Alzheimer Research Forum
Features recent article citations, news, interactive forums, and clinical tools for physicians, researchers, and the public. All information provided is filtered by the project manager working with a scientific advisory board.
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)
The National Institute on Aging provides publications, a bibliographic database, calendar of events nation-wide, and clinical trial information at this site.
Expert Consensus Guidelines : Treatment of Agitation in Older Persons with Dementia
Full text in PDF and HTML of a 2998 Postgraduate Medicine Special Report. Also includes and A Guide for Families and Caregivers, in both large and small type.
Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, Second Edition : Screening for Dementia
1996 publication from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on screening for dementia in primary care.
Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia
Information about the research and clinical activities of the Institue located in the University of California, Irvine. Includes an interesting online tour of the research lab.
Older Adults and Mental Health
chapter 5 from Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, 1999
Update on Parkinson's Disease
Full text of an article from the April 5, 1999 issue of American Family Physician covering diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's Disease
Washington University in St. Louis:   Alzheimer Page
The ALZHEIMER Page is the companion web-site to the ALZHEIMER email discussion group, with a previous messages archive and links to related sites.
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Organizations, Associations, and Agencies
Alzheimer's Association
Information for the general public, physicians and health care professionals, and researchers.
American Psychological Association Division 20 : Adult Development and Aging
Activities and publications of the the division are highlighted.
National Institute on Aging
A part of the National Institutes of Health.
The American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry
includes conference information, consumer information, a members-only area, bookstore, and position papers.
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Consumer Health Information
Depression in Older Adults: A Guide for Patients and Families
a 12 page booklet in PDF format for consumers derived from Expert Consensus Guidelines : Pharmacotherapy of Depressive Disorders in Older Patients 2001, Postgraduate Medicine
Older Adults: Depression and Suicide Facts
A factsheet from the National Institute of Mental Health
The Caregiver's Handbook
A booklet covering many aspects of caring for an elderly person, including a section on emotional and intellectual well-being published by San Diego County Mental Health Services and Robert S. Stall M.D.
The Role of the Geriatric Psychiatrist
from The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
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Combined Health Information Database (CHID)
Search the Alzheimer Disease subfile of CHID for over 5,300 items for professionals and consumers
Policy Research on Aging and Mental Health Services (PRAMHS)
Data collected in 1979 and 1980 in four parts on various aspects of mental health services for the elderly. An abstract, codebook, and data file are provided. The data file is downloadable.
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Electronic Newsletters and Journals
Alzheimer's Disease Review
A peer-reviewed online journal with full-text access. Produced in yearly installments.
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