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Ageing Research Online
Ageing Research Online (ARO), a networking initiative sponsored by the
Australian Government, provides access for researchers and students to information on ageing research, including relevant policy responses and research initiatives.

Jurisdiction: Australia
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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - End of Life
AHRQ is the U.S. agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of healthcare for Americans. AHRQ provides evidence-based health services research on improving patient care, including elder care and end-of-life care.

Elder care: http://www.ahrq.gov/research/elderix.htm
End of life: http://www.ahrq.gov/populations/eolix.htm

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.
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End-of-Life Issues - Practice and Teaching Tools
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center compiles, archives, and disseminates information concerning Alzheimer's disease for health professionals, people with AD and their families, and the public. The ADEAR Center is operated as a service of the National Institute on Aging, the primary Federal agency for Alzheimer's disease research in the U.S.

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.
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Dementia Care - Practice and Teaching Tools
American Geriatrics Society
The American Geriatrics Society is a not-for-profit association of geriatrics healthcare professionals and research scientists. It produces Geriatrics at Your Fingertips, an annually updated, comprehensive pocket-sized reference with practical information on the evaluation and management of common older adult diseases and disorders.

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.
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American Geriatrics Society - Mental Health
The American Geriatrics Society is a not-for-profit association of geriatrics healthcare professionals and research scientists. It produces Geriatrics at Your Fingertips, an annually updated, comprehensive pocket-sized reference with practical information on the evaluation and management of common older adult diseases and disorders.

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.
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Mental Health - Practice and Teaching Tools
Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders (ACOVE)
ACOVE is a collaboration between Pfizer Inc and RAND Corporation which aims to improve the quality of healthcare for older adults. It offers healthcare providers, consumers, and healthcare systems up-to-date evidence-based tools useful in improving the quality of care for their older adult patients.

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.
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Australia's Victorian Govt - Department of Human Services-the Aged Care Services Division
Elder abuse prevention practice guidelines published by Australia’s Victorian Government are aimed at health and community care workers supporting older people in a range of settings.

Jurisdiction: Australia
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Elder Abuse - Practice and Teaching Tools
BC Network for Aging Research (BCNAR)
BCNAR provides opportunities for reserchers from different disciplines, research streams, academic institutions, community-based organizations, and health regions. to collaborate in generating innovative aging research and to leverage funding. BCNAR provides access to shared resources, hosts workshops and conferences, supports team building, capacity development and KT.

Jurisdiction: Canada
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BioPsychoSocial Assessments in Aging
Compiled by the Health & Aging Masters Students (HAMS) of the University of Western Ontario’s Health and Rehabilitation Sciences program,, this database of biological, psychological, and social health assessment tools used within older adult populations aims to provide students, interdisciplinary professionals, and researchers, with access to information about tools they may require for their research or clinical practice.

Jurisdiction: Canada
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Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (Dementia)
This task force’s recommendations about a variety of evidence-based preventive health interventions are of interest to healthcare providers, planners, and consumers.

Jurisdiction: Canada
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Dementia Care - Practice and Teaching Tools
Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (General)
This task force’s recommendations about a variety of evidence-based preventive health interventions are of interest to healthcare providers, planners, and consumers.

Jurisdiction: Canada
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Centre for Education and Research in Aging and Health - CERAH: Development of an End of Life Tool
On May 14th at Soldier Memorial Hospital in Orillia, the Centre for Education and Research in Aging and Health - CERAH (with the assistance of the Ontario Telemedicine Network - OTN) hosted a seminar entitled: development of an End of Life Care Tool. This tool is currently being implemented at such locations as Kingston General Hospital. Dr. Daren Heyland MD is the lead researcher.

Attached is the PowerPoint Presentation from this event.

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End-of-Life Issues - Practice and Teaching Tools
Consortium of E-learning in Geriatrics Instruction
The Consortium aims to faciliate the development and portability of innovative, high-quality e-learning materials for gerontology and geriatrics professionals.

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.
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Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging
The mission of the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging (CITRA) is to cultivate and maintain close ties between Cornell researchers in social science, clinical research and mental health, with community-based practitioners from throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.
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Dementia Collaborative Research Centre (DCRC)
DCRC aims to improve assessment in care by translating research into practice. Their projects range from pre-clinical diagnosis to general practitioner management to nursing care and finally to palliative care.

Jurisdiction: Canada
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Dementia Education Website
The Dementia Education Website aims to inform and promote practice change on Alzheimer Disease and related dementias including its diagnosis and treatment, its impact, the importance of community resources and an interdisciplinary approach to care. Its audience includes medical students, family medicine residents, family physicians, physicians practicing in long- term care facilities, physician advisors to community care access centres and physician educators.

Jurisdiction: Canada
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Encyclopaedia of Elder Care
This Springer Publishing reference contains practical guidance for nurses, physicians, social workers, and counsellors caring for elderly patients. There are 300 articles by experts on acute and chronic disease, home care including family-based care provisions, nursing home care, rehabilitation, health promotion, disease prevention, education, case management, social services, assisted living, advance directives, and palliative care.

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.
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GEC Clearinghouse
This national online directory, hosted by the University of Kansas Medical Center, is a clearinghouse for Geriatric Education Centers (GECs) throughout the United States. It aims to provide healthcare professionals with educational resources available through the GECs.

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.
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Geriatric Survival Manual
A 160-page McMaster University manual authored by Dr. Brian Misiaszek offers physician trainees a quick reference for assessing elderly patients.

Jurisdiction: Canada
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Geriatric Survival Manual (Dementia Care)
A 160-page McMaster University manual authored by Dr. Brian Misiaszek offers physician trainees a quick reference for assessing elderly patients.

Jurisdiction: Canada
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Dementia Care - Practice and Teaching Tools
Geriatric Survival Manual (Elder Abuse)
A 160-page McMaster University manual authored by Dr. Brian Misiaszek offers physician trainees a quick reference for assessing elderly patients.

Jurisdiction: Canada
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Mental Health - Practice and Teaching Tools
Institute for Geriatric Social Work (IGSW)
Boston University’s Institute for Geriatric Social Work aims to provide practicing B.S.W. and M.S.W. social workers with the knowledge, skills, and tools to serve older adults and their family members. IGSW also conducts research to demonstrate the effectiveness of social work interventions and influence policy makers regarding the efficacy, benefits, and outcomes of empirically based geriatric social work practice.

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.
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Iowa Geriatric Education Center -Geriatric Assessment Tools
Geriatric Assessment Tools are a standardized means of obtaining information as part of a comprehensive assessment visit and enable the practitioner to efficiently evaluate a person's current level of functioning, cognitive abilities, and safety risk. The IGEC compiled these tools to train the faculty, students, and health professionals who will teach geriatrics, improve geriatric practice in Iowa, and provide quality care to older Iowans in underserved areas.

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.
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Mental Health - Practice and Teaching Tools
MAREP: The Kenneth G. Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program
MAREP is an innovative program that integrates research and educational activities in an effort to improve dementia care practices in Canada.

Jurisdiction: Canada
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Dementia Care - Practice and Teaching Tools
Merck Manual of Geriatrics
The Merck Manual of Geriatrics is a geriatric medicine reference book that provides specific and comprehensive information on the care of older people.

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.
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National Center for Gerontological Social Work Education (Council on Social Work Education Gero-Ed Center)
Funded by the U.S.’s John A. Hartford Foundation, the Center is part of an initiative to “gerontologize” accredited social work programs throughout the United States. This includes incorporating gerontological competencies into the foundation curriculum and the overall organizational structure of social work programs.

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.
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National Institute on Aging
As part of the NIH, the NIA Supports and conducts research related to the aging process, and communicates information about aging and advances in research on aging to the scientific community, health care providers, and the public

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.
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Portal of Geriatric Online Education
POGOe is an online clearinghouse that disseminates geriatric educational products. POGOe promotes geriatric education through the provision and encouragement of free exchange of teaching and assessment materials that support the fields of geriatrics and gerontology.

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.
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Stanford Geriatric Education Center
The Stanford Geriatric Education Center (SGEC) provides a variety of multidisciplinary ethnogeriatric programs and curriculum resource materials to educate health care professionals on the cultural issues associated with aging and health.

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.
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The Active Aging Community Center
The Active Aging Community Center (AACC) is an online community, published by Human Kinetics, a supplier of informational and educational products in the physical activity and health fields. The AACC is for, about, and by researchers and practitioners in the active aging field, with an emphasis on physical activity and health, and helps researchers and practitioners in the field to further their work and facilitate the sharing and discussion of active aging issues. The ultimate goal is to help professionals advance their study of active aging and enhance the delivery of services to older adults.

Jurisdiction: International
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The Center on Age & Community
The Center on Age & Community strives to combine the UWM's (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee) expertise with the experience of those who work in the field of aging to create innovative ways of improving our lives as we age.

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.
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The National Association of Social Workers
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW works to enhance the professional growth, development, and continuing education of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.
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The Resource Center on Aging
The Resource Center on Aging at the University of California at Berkeley disseminates information on education, research, grants, publications, fellowships, internships, job opportunities and community resources in aging. They also maintain a small lending library available to students, faculty, staff, and the general public

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.
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University of Minnesota Center for Gerontological Nursing
The Center aims to improve the quality of nursing care to older adult through facilitating research on health promotion, symptom management, health restoration, care delivery and disseminating research findings to various audiences.

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.
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