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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. NIA is the primary Federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer's disease research.
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization of over 6,000 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy. Their mission: To improve the health, independence and quality of life of all older people.
The Alliance for Aging Research is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health. The Alliance believes that advances in research help people live longer, happier, more productive lives and reduce healthcare costs over the long term.
The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) is the only national association that has products, activities and publications, which focus exclusively on the challenges of geriatric psychiatry.
Designated as a Priority Population, Elderly Healthcare information available includes Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, Evidence Reports, MEPS (Medical Expenditure Panel Survey)Statistical Briefs, Resources on how to stay healthy over 50, and more.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for the public. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. It can be used to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. There are links to the latest medical research and information about clinical trials on a disease or condition.
Worldwide, the proportion of people aged over 60 years is growing faster than any other age group, as a result of both longer life expectancy and declining fertility rates. The World Health Organization provides information on ageing in 6 different world regions, general information, program activities, publications and technical information and more.
This website is provided by the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging Related Statistics. The latest report, "Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators of Well Being", is divided into five subject areas: population, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors, and health care.