An extremely comprehensive overview of ageism written by Linda Woolf, Ph.D. at Webster University. Several topics related to ageism are highlighted, including: theoretical basis of ageism, empirical research, cross-cultural perspectives, and gender issues.
- Physiology of Aging
An overview of the physiology of aging. Topics include: outward signs of aging, cardiovascular, respiratory, musculature, endocrine, nervous and skeletal system changes.
- Nutrition guide for older adults
- Hearing Loss
From the Merck Manual of Geriatrics, a chapter all about hearing loss, its etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
- From the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a fact sheet about Alzheimers disease.
- Issues that elderly people encounter with sexual activity in later life.
- Theories of Aging
From the American Federation for Aging Research, an overview of the major theories of aging.
- Radicals and Antioxidants
Explanation of free radicals and antioxidants and how their involvement in the prevention of cellular damage.
- "The Aging Mind"
From the National Institute of Mental Health, an article entitled "The Aging Mind", which discusses the effects of aging on cognitive functioning.
- Physical and Mental Health Study
From the Harvard Gazette, a story about the worlds longest longitudinal study of physical and mental health conducted by researchers at Harvard University, which has identified seven predictors that can lead to good physical and mental health in later adulthood.