Health & Health Related Resources for Seniors
AARP's database includes descriptions of major or
unique libraries, clearinghouses, databases, directories, bibliographies and Web metasites around the world that focus on
aging or closely allied subjects. Topics covered range from Alzheimer's disease to wills and estate planning.
Recent age related articles on the biological implications of aging.
Looking for information about allergies? A wealth
of information can be found here, Types of Allergens, Drug Allergies, Asthma, Pollen count, Immunotherapy, Immune systems
and more. A very informative site!
Find up to date news articles, research, and treatment information. A great site for patients and
Behind every person with Alzheimer's disease, there
are hundreds of people dedicated to helping. The Alzheimer Society is the leading not-for-profit health organization working
nationwide to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer's disease and advance the search for the cause
and cure. We are located in every province across Canada and in over 140 local communities.
The Arthritis Society is Canada's only not-for-profit organization devoted solely to funding and promoting
arthritis research, programs and patient care. It has a national administrative office in Toronto, division offices in each
province and nearly 1,000 community branches throughout Canada
Established over 50 years ago, the Canadian Diabetes Association is a charitable organization that
has grown to include a presence in more than 150 communities across the country. The Canadian Diabetes Association promotes
the health of Canadians through diabetes research, education, service and advocacy.
With more than 17,000 English and French resource pages, this national health information
service provides trustworthy articles and links on staying healthy and preventing injury and disease. Contributors include
the Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada, non-profit organizations, universities, hospitals, libraries and community
organizations. There's even a checklist to help you determine the quality of a health-information website.
Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people should have equal and equitable access to all aspects of
life including employment, education, recreation, housing, health care and social services. Similarly, CHS services should
be accessible to the multicultural community it serves. CHS is committed to promoting the rights of deaf.
Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
This website provides information to raise awareness of key issues around abuse and neglect in later life and to assure older
adults are treated as full citizens in Canadian society.
The Canadian Virtual Hospice
is an online community where you can find answers to your questions or share your experiences with serious illness or grief.
Just like a hospice, the Canadian Virtual Hospice provides information and support for physical, emotional and spiritual concerns
related to death and dying.
A worldwide organization by and for those diagnosed with dementia, working together to improve
quality of life. A very informative site!
DementiaGuide.ca is a website to help people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers
recognize, understand, record and monitor their symptoms through an interactive tool. For more information on this tool including
subscriber cost, please visit the site.
This government department's website
includes news, events, publications, grants, links and information on seniors and disability. Website maintained by: Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care.
Check potential interactions between two or more drugs, find out if your drugs are safe! You
must remember though, not all drug interactions are known or reported in the literature, and new drug interactions are continually
being reported. This information is provided only for your education and for you to discuss with your personal healthcare
provider. But I must say that I always use this great resource.
ElderCare Online is a beacon for people caring for aging loved ones. Whether you are caring
for a spouse, parent, relative or neighbor, this site provides an online community where supportive peers and professionals
help you improve quality of life for yourself and your elder. Includes chats for caregivers.
Heart and Stroke Foundation
A committed and powerful health advocate, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has a long
and successful history of working with government, health care professionals, other voluntary organizations, and industry
to bring about public policy change to improve the health of Canadians.
The Foundation is Canada's only health charity dedicated solely to helping people maintain and regain
their bone and joint or orthopaedic health. We do this by raising and allocating funds for the research, education and care
that help Canadians to live and move independently.
A Canadian site to help caregivers manage the realities of caring for an aging parent, a chronically
ill spouse or friend, and themselves.
The McMaster Centre for Gerontological
Studies (MCGS) provides leadership in education, research and practice in the field of aging.
Medical dictionary MedicineNet
MedicineNet.com is an online, healthcare media publishing company. It provides easy-to-read,
in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive web site.
MedicineNet.com is an online, healthcare media publishing company. It provides easy-to-read, in-depth,
authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive web site. An excellent resource!
Information on the challenges facing seniors with osteoporosis and how to deal with them. Including
details on diagnosis, lifestyle changes, drug therapies and more.
resource for all issues related to Parkinson disease.
A site where persons with disabilities, their
family members, caregivers and service providers can access a full range of information on disability-related programs and
services in Canada.
Scleroderma is a chronic, often progressive, autoimmune disease in which the body's immune
system attacks its own body. The disease, which literally means "hard skin," can cause a thickening and tightening of the
skin. In some cases it causes serious damage to internal organs including the lungs, heart, kidneys, esophagus and gastrointestinal
tract. Some medicines and treatments can help with certain symptoms, but there is still no cure for scleroderma, which affects
about 300,000 nationwide. About 75 percent of people living with scleroderma are women, with the majority of those between
25-55 years old.
A national health care organization and a federally registered charity that has
been caring for the lives and well being of Canadians in their homes and local communities since 1897.