Consortium on Aging

Resources

UTHealth Websites

University of Texas School of Medicine at Houston - Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine

University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston - Center on Aging

Useful Links

Administration on Community Living (formerly Administration on Aging)
Programs and resources. A service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Alzheimer's Association

MedlinePlus 
Health information. A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

National Institute on Aging
Aging research. A U.S. government Website.

National Institute on Health
Easy-to-use website featuring basic health and wellness information for older adults.

The University of Texas Houston Retirees Organization
Website and newsletter of the active retirees' organization of UT Houston.

National Center on Elder Abuse
Facts and statistics, news, and additional resources on elder abuse.

Lots of Helping Hands
Information for caregiving at home

Articles and News Stories of Interest

Dental Care

Preparing for Natural Disasters

Living at Home

  • Growing Old, At Home - A 4-part series of stories reported by Jennifer Ludden and heard on NPR in August 2010. Additional articles can be accessed from More from this Series.

Dementia

Driving

Elder Mistreatment

HealthLeader articles on Aging

Listen Up: Although common, age-related hearing loss doesn't have to remain a burden

Head Games: Does "brain training" make us smarter?

Guardians of Life: Ombudsmen advocate quality of life for nursing home and assisted living residents

The Other Facts of Life: The talk you must have with your aging parents before a health crisis

Oral History: Preserving oral health in the elderly

Planning a Stress-Free Holiday for Young and Old

Depression in the Elderly

Baby Boomer Blues: Top 10 Health Concerns of the Woodstock Generation

Ask the Experts! Elder Care & Geriatric Medicine (April 2009)

Home Coming: Guide to stroke survivor home care

The Way We Were: How to be a caregiver and still be a couple after a stroke

Memory

Now Hear This

Presbyopia: Baby Boomer Eyes

Raise Your Prescription IQ: How Seniors Can Be 'Meds Smart'

NPH: The Great Pretender. It looks like Parkinson's, acts like Alzheimer's, seems like dementia. The difference? It's treatable.

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life: Retirement may not be what couples expect

Vision Quest: Our Aging Eyes

Never Too Late: Lifestyle changes - at any age - can help heal your heart

The Dignity They Deserve: Guiding seniors (and their families) through the long-term care process

Turning Point: New research is changing the way we treat pressure ulcers in the elderly

Desperate for Answers: From diagnosis to daily living, restless leg syndrome is both a mysterious and agonizing disorder

The ABCs to Good Health: For many adults, antioxidants may be the key to a longer life

Hidden Danger: Elderly self-neglect is heartbreaking and hazardous. It is also more common than you think

Better with Age: More durable implant makes for longer-lasting hip replacements