Resources on aging issues

Browse these sites. They’re a great starting point for learning.

Public Health Agency of Canada Seniors’. This site provides a large amount of conventional healthcare information for elderly people on behalf of this Canadian government agency.  http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/sh-sa-eng.php?rd=senior_agee_eng

Canadian National Study on Health and Aging. A fairly no-nonsense technical site describes this very large ongoing study. Much interesting demographic information. http://www.csha.ca/

American Geriatrics Society. Publishers of an academic journal, the Society maintains a website concerned with public advocacy and education.  http://www.americangeriatrics.org/

American Association of Retired Persons. This portal leads to the vast resources of this well-known and diverse agency.  http://www.aarpinternational.org/

Were any of these particularly helpful? Comment below – let us know your opinion.

About John Sloan

John Sloan is a senior academic physician in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia, and has spent most of his 30 years' practice caring for the frail elderly in Vancouver. He is the author of "A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System is Failing the Elderly", published in 2009 by Greystone Books. His innovative primary care practice for the frail elderly has been adopted by Vancouver Coastal Health and is expanding. Dr. Sloan lectures throughout North America on care of the elderly.
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