About Pain and Pain Management

Pain and Aging: Overcoming Barriers to Treatment and the Role of Transdermal Opioid Therapy. The chronic pain associated with so many conditions causes both physical and mental distress and has profound effects on the quality of life. This article was originally published in Clinical Geriatrics and discusses this problem.
www.mmhc.com/cg/articles/CG0012/fine.html

The Management of Pain in Older Patients. This is a file from the American Geriatric Society containing clinical guidelines on pain management in older Americans.
www.americangeriatrics.org/chronic_pain.pdf

Long Term Care Nutrition offers Programs in Medicine elder care clinical programs.
www.LTCnutrition.org

All About Arthritis, this site is designed to help communication between patients with osteoarthritis and healthcare professionals.
www.allaboutarthritis.com

Alzheimer's Association, National organization's site includes 200 local U.S. affiliates, several brochures, facts, statistics, enrollment in clinical trials, new medicines for treatment, links and more.
www.alz.org

Alzheimer's Disease: Unraveling the Mystery, This site is a branch of the National Institutes of Health, The National Institute on Aging. Find information on causes, symptoms, treatments and more.
www.alzheimers.org/unravel.html

Alzheimers.com, This site includes local chapters, information, research and more.
www.alzheimers.com/news/index.html

Alzheimersdisease.com, Novartis provides this site for physicians. Contents include information on pathology and diagnosis, research and more.
www.alzheimersdisease.com

Sites containing American in the name

American Academy of Family Physicians Patient-education materials for patients to access themselves.
www.aafp.org

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
www.aacvpr.org

American Association of Retired Persons. AARP
www.aarp.org

American Diabetes Association Journal.
http://journal.diabetes.org

American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org

American Geriatric Society, The AGS site provides useful information on many topics, including regulations of nursing facilities, home care, education and more.
www.americangeriatrics.org

American Heart Association
www.americanheart.org

American Parkinson Disease Association, This site provides basic information on Parkinson's disease, including treatment options, current research efforts. There is educational material, ordering information, list of upcoming events and more.
www.apdaparkinson.com

Homecare Online. This site serves as headquarters for the National Association of Home Care (NAHC), provides news, legislative reports and more. Visitors can search for homehealth providers in there area.
www.nahc.org

John Hopkins Arthritis Center. This site includes news and reports, education and more.
www.hopkins-arthritis.som.jhmi.edu

Sites containing National in the name

National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease,
www.womenheart.org

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute,
www.nhlbi.nih.gov

National Institute on Aging. This site provides science-based information and publications.
www.nih.gov/nia/health

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Parkinson's Disease, This institute promotes research on the causes, prevention and treatment of neurological disorders and stroke. They conduct research in its own laboratories and clinics. This site gives detailed explanation of the effects of Parkinson's disease with links to other national organizations dedicated to fighting this disease.
www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/disorders/parkinsons_disease.htm

National Parkinson Foundation.The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is dedicated to finding the causes and treatments for this disease. It also covers related neuro-degenerative diseases. At this site you can find information for the general public as well as for physicians. This Foundation runs the nation's first adult day-care center for Parkinson's patients. You can also find information about upcoming conferences, NPF-sponsored programs and more.
www.parkinson.org

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