References & Links

Blackboard 
We will have all our course information on Blackboard. The course name is “Principles of Geriatric Medicine” and the course number is 4105-270.12-Spring2002.2)(http://campus.georgetown.edu/)

The John A. Hartford Foundation
Through its grantmaking, the John A. Hartford Foundation seeks specifically to: Enhance and expand the training of doctors, nurses, social workers and other health professionals who care for older adults, and promote innovations in the integration and delivery of services for all older Americans.(http://www.jhartfound.org/)

Stanford University Geriatric Education Resource Center (SUGERC) 
The consortium consists of nine academic institutions which have collaborated in developing new educational resources designed to increase the geriatric content of primary care residency training programs. (http://sugerc.stanford.edu)

American Geriatrics Society 
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is the premier professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults. With an active membership of over 6,000 health care professionals, the AGS has a long history of effecting change in the provision of health care for older adults. In the last decade, the Society has become a pivotal force in shaping attitudes, policies and practices regarding health care for older people.(http://www.americangeriatrics.org/)

Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center 
Here you will find information about Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. (http://www.alzheimers.org/)

National Institute on Aging 
This is the component of the National Institutes of Health devoted to improving the health of older people. Check this out for resources and information on all issues related to aging.(http://www.nia.nih.gov/)

In particular, the NIA maintains a website entitled Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide For Older People. This site provides helpful information for doctors and patients alike.