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AARP
AARP explains all about reverse mortgages and how they can possibly benefit you.
http://www.aarp.org/revmort

Addiction Prevention Guide for Seniors
Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniors When discussing substance abuse and addiction, most people think about teenagers and young adults.
http://www.newbeginningsdrugrehab.org/guide-to-addiction-prevention-for-seniors/

Annuity.org
Our job is to get you the money you need to improve your life and to get it to you as fast as you need it. Our customer service is unparalleled, and we have a nationally renowned track record of success with thousands of clients.
annuity.org/annuities
annuity.org/structured-settlements

Brain Health
Get tips on keeping your brain healthier as you age, including a free brain game. Learn how exercise, diet and mental activity contribute to brain and memory fitness and may help reduce your risk factors for Alzheimer's and dementia.
http://www.alz.org/we_can_help_brain_health_maintain_your_brain.asp

Caring.com
A new web site for Boomers caring for their elderly, ill parents. We provide soup-to-nuts information; not just medical, but also finances, nutrition, and legal.
www.caring.com

Depression is Not a Normal Part of Growing Older | CDC.GOV
Depression is a true and treatable medical condition, not a normal part of aging. However older adults are at an increased risk for experiencing depression. If you are concerned about a loved one, offer to go with him or her to see a health care provider to be diagnosed and treated.
http://www.cdc.gov/aging/mentalhealth/depression.htm

Depression Treatment: Therapy, Medication and Lifestyle Changes
Learn about the many effective ways of dealing with depression including therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes.
http://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/depression-treatment.htm

Early Warning Signs of Dementia & Alzheimer’s
Early Warning Signs of Dementia & Alzheimers: Find Customer-Rated Elder Care Providers and Senior Care Articles
http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Early-Warning-Signs-of-Dementia-and-Alzheimers.17144.html

Elder Options of Texas
Whether you're a senior, a caregiver, a child with aging parents, or a health care professional, you'll find Elder Options of Texas online services is your source for senior housing and elder care information.
http://www.elderoptionsoftexas.com

Elderly Depression and Care for the Elderly
Read about the warning signs of elderly depression and how to get help for your loved one. Discover why elderly depression is a major public health problem.
http://www.aplaceformom.com/senior-care-resources/articles/elderly-depression

Elderweb.com
Oldest and largest aging and eldercare sourcebook on the web.
http://www.elderweb.com

Family Care America
A source of information and resources for caregivers of the elderly, disabled and chronically ill. Some services are fee based.
http://www.familycareamerica.com

HealthUnify
Unbiased health advice.
http://healthunify.com

Reacall Guide
FDA Prescription Drug Recalls, Side Effects, and Community.
https://www.recallguide.org

SafeMedication
Pharmacists helping people make the best use of medicines
http://www.safemedication.com

Social Security Disability Benefits Guide
Understand how Social Security disability works and how to calculate your benefits.
http://www.thesimpledollar.com/disability-benefits-guide

Social Security Disability Benefit Calculator
By using the calculator below, you’ll get an estimate of your monthly and annual Social Security disability or SSI benefits.
http://www.thesimpledollar.com/disability-benefits-guide/#social-security-disability-benefit-calculator

Texas Reverse Mortgages
Reverse mortgages are the newest financial tool for providing older Texans another option for funding retirement. This commercial website offers information that will be helpful in considering this.
http://www.texasreversemortgage.com

The Guide to Overcoming Holiday Depression for the Elderly and their Caretakers
Approximately 6 million people over 65 are depressed. But unfortunately, few seek treatment. Chronic health issues, feelings of loneliness, and loss of loved ones can exacerbate feelings of depression and make the holidays a very difficult time for some seniors.
https://www.aclsonline.us/articles/the-guide-to-overcoming-holiday-depression-for-the-elderly-and-their-caretakers/

Staying Healthy as a Senior
Your mental and physical health is important in this stage of life. Staying healthy means eating nutritious foods, exercising, and getting regular medical check-ups. Prevention and early detection are the best defense against illness and disease.
http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Seniors/Health/Staying-Healthy.shtml

22 Senior Health Risk Calculators for Healthy Aging
Whether for yourself or for a loved one, these calculators are a starting point for becoming an advocate for healthy aging. Use them to assess an existing concern or even to develop effective vocabulary for speaking with your doctor.
http://www.calculators.org/health/aging.php