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View Resource Infoaging.org

Developed by the American Federation for Aging Research (with an educational grant from Pifzer), Infoaging.org "delivers the latest research-based information on a wide range of age-related diseases, conditions, issues, features, and news." A good place to start for first-time visitors, the news center featured on the site is a frequently updated collection of links to news articles from a number...

https://www.afar.org/infoaging
View Resource The Methuselah Mouse Prize

While the average human lifespan has increased markedly over the past one hundred years, the ceiling has hardly been reached. An interesting contest, The Methuselah Mouse Prize -- presumably named after the biblical character who was said to have lived 969 years -- seeks to "promote public interest and involvement in research on mammalian life extension and encourage more such research on mice and...

http://methuselahmouse.org
View Resource The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's

Half of the people over age 85 in the United States are living with Alzheimer's disease, yet despite this fact, many people do not have an adequate understanding of what living with this affliction can be like. With funding from the MetLife Foundation, PBS (in collaboration with Twin Cities Public Television) has created this website to complement a recent program on Alzheimer's disease. The site...

http://www.pbs.org/program/forgetting/
View Resource SAGE Crossroads

With a growing percentage of the American population entering later life, it would seem to make sense that there would be an increased online presence of sites to provide information on related topics. SAGE Crossroads is a "public forum on the ethics, politics, and economics of aging research and longevity science." The site has been in existence since March 2003, and was developed by a...

https://www.agingresearch.org/campaign/sage-crossroads/
View Resource Program on the Global Demography of Aging

Among the multitude of research programs and centers at the Harvard School of Public Health, there is one that gerontologists and persons with an interest in aging issues will want to explore further. It is the Program on the Global Demography of Aging (PGDA), and it is primarily concerned with "themes related to global aging and health, with an emphasis on issues in the developing world."...

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/pgda/
View Resource National Institute on Aging

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is the research arm of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) that focuses on aging research. Their website is geared both toward researchers and laypeople, particularly seniors. Visitors can click on the links, such as "Publications", "Alzheimer's Disease Information" and "Clinical Trials" next to the "Health Information" heading, on the right side of...

https://www.nia.nih.gov
View Resource Alliance for Aging Research

Founded in 1986, to "promote medical and behavioral research into the aging process", the Washington D.C.-based Alliance for Aging Research has a website that covers many different "Topics". Visitors can explore general topics, such as "Caregiving", "Longevity", "Medical Innovation", and "Policy", as well as "Focus Areas". The focus areas include "Access to Breakthroughs", "Drug Development",...

https://www.agingresearch.org/
View Resource National Bureau of Economic Research: Bulletin on Aging and Health

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) produces a staggering array of working papers, research documents, and policy briefs for use by people in the public and private sectors. Since the fall of 2002, they have published over 40 installments of their "Bulletin on Aging and Health". Visitors to the site can take advantage of their research and insights by browsing around this archive....

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http://www.nber.org/aginghealth/
View Resource The Arts and Aging: Building The Science

How can the arts improve our lives as we age? It's a great question and one that is addressed in this 28-page report from the National Endowment for the Arts. Released in 2012, this report presents the official summary findings from a National Academies Workshop formally titled "Research Gaps and Opportunities for Exploring the Relationship of the Arts to Health and Well-Being in Older Adults."...

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https://www.arts.gov/publications/arts-and-aging-building-sc...