Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Provider: University of Texas Medical School at Houston/Reynolds Foundation
Descriptions: This website from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston is a portal to a geriatrics education program funded by the Reynolds Foundation. TEXAS "...provides a centralized location for students, residents and other learners to access the educational projects, assignments, assessment instruments and content developed by UTH Reynolds faculty and staff... TEXAS has developed a model that depicts how the ACGME and AAMC competencies are integrated into geriatric learning at all stages of learning: novice, advanced beginner, competent, proficient and expert. This model provides a schematic of training initiatives, outcomes expected and evaluation methods as they relate to the five stages of learning."
Keywords: aging, Alzheimer, care, courseware, education, emergency medicine, faculty, geriatrics, internal medicine, links, orthopaedics, orthopedics, palliative care, portal, surgery, urology
Descriptions: This directory covers assisted living facilities in all 50 states. Search by state or ZIP code. Contact information, photographs and links to the facilities' websites are provided. The compilers of this directory have screened out questionable entries, based on news items and user feedback, but first-hand investigation is of utmost importance in this context.
Keywords: aging, Alzheimer, consumer health, general medical reference, geriatrics, nursing
Provider: National Institute on Aging/National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: "NIHSeniorHealth makes aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information." Because this site was developed jointly by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), it differs somewhat from the information in the "Seniors Health" section of the NIH website. NIHSeniorHealth has three special features which make it especially user-friendly: a variable text size option, contrast on/off option, and an auditory version.
Keywords: aging, alternative medicine, Alzheimer, cancer, clinical trials, consumer health, drugs, general health, geriatrics, mental health, NIH, NLM
Provider: U.S. National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: "NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research." A large number of free publications, some provided in Spanish, are available for downloading. These include fact sheets, reports and a short e-book, Alzheimer's Disease: Unraveling the Mystery. Links to information about research projects, trials, health- and aging-related organizations, and other related resources are provided.
Keywords: aging, Alzheimer, biomedical research, brain, care, cognition, cognitive disorders, e-books, federal agencies, geriatrics, patient education, spanish, U.S. Government
Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: NINDS conducts, funds and guides research on the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders and stroke, and supports related basic research.
Keywords: Alzheimer, brain, cognitive disorders, consumer health, disease, neurology, U.S. Government
Provider: Alzheimer's Association
Descriptions: From the website: The Alzheimer’s Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research and support, is the first and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s. Our mission: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Keywords: Alzheimer, brain, cognitive disorders
Provider: Alzheimer Research Forum
Descriptions: This site contains and links to a huge number of resources for the Alzheimer researcher. Features include: a live discussion forum; citations to the latest papers (linking to PubMed); an international listing of institutes and laboratories; separate links for news on drugs, conferences and research; clinics information for the consumer; and more items too numerous to list here. It also provides links to the AlzSWAN Knowledge Base (see separate website listing) and its tutorials, and a collection of special seminars, on-line journal club discussions, recorded talks and other presentations that describe a variety of scientific hypotheses about the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease.
Keywords: aging, Alzheimer, biomedical research, brain, collaborative, drugs, full text, informatics, links, networking, neurology, neuroscience, news, ontology, RSS feed, scientist, video