Sociology of Aging - Age Inequality, Ageism, Gerontology


Aging significantly affects society. Individuals of various ages and sexual orientation will in general contrast in numerous perspectives, for example, legitimate and social duties, points of view, and self-discernments. Youngsters will in general have less legitimate advantages (in the event that they are beneath the time of greater part), they are bound to push for political and social change, to create and embrace new innovations, and to require instruction.

More seasoned individuals have various prerequisites from society and government, and much of the time have contrasting qualities too, for example, for property and annuity rights. More established individuals are likewise bound to cast a ballot, and in numerous nations the youthful are taboo from casting a ballot. Consequently, the matured have relatively more, or if nothing else extraordinary, political influence.

Aging & Ageism


Aging is a summary term for a set of processes, which contribute to health deterioration and ultimately to death with the passage of time. These proceeses are responsible for such manifestation as increasing risk of frailty, disability, morbidity (age-related degenerative diseases) and ultimately increasing mortality rates.


  • Ageworks
    The online division of the Andrus Gerontology Center at the University of Southern California, offers information on aging, continuing education modules for long-term care professionals, interactive textbooks, and graduate and undergraduate education over the internet.
  • Aging Parents and Elder Care
    Advice, comprehensive checklists, and links to key resources designed to mate it easier for family caregivers to find the information they need and avoid missing things that are important in the care of their loved one.
  • Aging Research Center (ARC)
    Dedicated to providing a service that allows researchers in this field to find information that is related to the study of the aging process. It also introduces this field to laymen who would like to know more about the research that is being conducted in this field. It provides a weekly selection of papers, news, upcoming meetings and conferences, newsgroups, abstracts pertaining to aging from journals, recent books, papers of different theories of aging, and laboratories involved in aging research.
  • Algemene Nederlandse Bond voor Ouderen (ANBO)
    An independent interest- and emancipatory league for 50+ in the Nederlands.
  • American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
    The world’s largest non-profit association in aging.
  • Ashliman, D.L. [1997-2013] (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
    Aging and Death in Folklore
    On the distrust of old people in folklore, widowhood, caring for old people, euthanasia and geronticide, the inevitability of senility and death, attempts to trick death, excessive grief, and death as a divine release.


Books on the Sociology of AgingAmazon | Pearson | Policy Press | Sage | Tempe University Press


  • Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG)
    The mission is to develop of theoretical and practical understanding of individual and population aging through multidisciplinary research, practice, education and policy analysis in gerontology.
  • Centre for Research on Ageing, Health & Wellbeing (CRAHW) - Australian National University
  • Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development - Duke University, USA
    The primary aims of the Center are to encourage and support basic and applied research on biomedical, behavioral, and social scientific aspects of adult development and aging. The center serves as a national resource for information about aging and as a training ground for future generations of researchers, teachers, practitioners and planners.
  • Creative Retirement
    A not-for-profit organization devoted to life-long learning. Mental stimulation is a major factor in good health and longevity.


  • Dignity Foundation
    A dynamic organisation located in Bombay (India), and is doing a lot innovative projects for older people. It facilitates the ageing individual in identifying newer roles, newer activities, and undertake socially recognised purposes for making life meaningful.
  • Distance Learning Partnership in Gerontology
    An opportunity to share instructional resources in Gerontology at the advanced undergraduate andgraduate levels among six universities in the University System of Georgia, USA. Four courses are available: the biology of aging, survey of gerontology, sociology of aging and psychology of aging. The site includes the syllaby of these courses.


  • ElderCare
    A financial management outfit helping Baby Boomers navigate the elder care maze. Presented by EFM, a small woman-owned business dedicated to providing information on, and assistance with, the issues and challenges faced in aging. You can participate in a forum for the elderly and their caregivers, or get personal advice.
  • Eldercare Locator
    The Eldercare Locator connects seniors to community services. It is public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services.
  • Elder Grace
    A site on positive aging in America showing photographs from the Elder Grace Project. Created by Chester Higgings. Click on a photograph and hear the explanations.
  • Elderimpact
    Empowers seniors against ageism by making handy the information they need to keep controlling their own lives. “We want technology to be accessible, we want social calendars to be bustling, and we want everyone to have access to the medical attention and other resources they need.”
  • Elderhostel - Road Scholar
    Educational adventures for older adults looking for something different. The later years should be a time for new beginnings, opportunities and challenges. Elderhostel offers you a way to keep expanding your horizons with people who are interested in the same things you are. “Studying there is half the fun”. It contains searchable (seasonal) catalogs of international Elderhostel programs.
  • ElderWeb
    Includes reviewed links to long term care information, as well as an expanding library of articles and reports, news, and events. Created by Karen Stevenson Brown.



  • Infoaging
    Provides the knowledge we need to live healthier, longer lives. The site delivers the lastes research-based information on a wide range of age-related diseases, conditions, issues, features, and news. Presented by the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR).
  • Institute for Life Course and Aging - University of Toronto, Canada
    It carries out multidisciplinary research from a social science perspective on the process of human development, life course and aging, population aging, and the aged.
  • Introduction to Sociology: Aging


  • Kearl, Michael - Trinity University, USA
    Social Gerontology and the Aging Revolution
    A fine designed site on aging problems in our time: general issues & resources; biological, pyschological, social psychological, sociological and cultural dimensions of aging; institutional impacts of the longevity revolution; economics of the aging revolution; the impact of the aging revolution on communities. A good site to start with, for all students of aging problems.
  • Kenniscentrum Ouderen (NIZW) 
    The Dutch Institute for Gerontology is a knowledge and information institute on aging and the aged. It functions as a tranfer point between producers and users of kwowledge and information from research, policy and practice.
  • Kohli, Martin



MAAS - The Maastricht Aging Study
Determinants of cognitive aging. As people grow older, memory and many other cognitive functions decline. Is this true for everybody? In the Netherlands, about one fifth of all individuals aged over eighty years are demented. Thus the majority do not develop dementia. In fact, many elderly people perform equally well as young or middle-aged people on memory tests. These individuals are said to age successfully. What are the determinants of successful aging, what causes the age-related cognitive deficits seen in usualaging, and what are the determinants of pathological aging such as dementia? This research project comprises a number of studies into biological and psychosocial aspects of cognitive aging.


  • National Aging Network
    An American source for a wide variety of information on aging for older people, their families, and thos who work for or on behalf of older persoons. The Aging Network distributes resources on policy, demography, health, and economic and social conditions of older Americans.
  • National Council on the Aging (NCOA) - USA
    A private, nonprofit association committed to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well-being, and contributions of older persons and to enhancing the field of aging through leadership and service, education, and advocacy.


  • Perspectives on Aging
    University of South California, USC Davis - School of Gerontology.
  • Pensioenland
    An excursion in Dutch pension land. Editor: Ton Kunneman. (Dutch only)


  • Sanderson, Warren / Scherbov, Sergei [2008]

  • Rethinking Age and Aging
    Population Bulletin, 63(4).

  • Senior Citizen Alcohol and Drug Rehab
    Presented by the Recovery Connection.
  • Senior.com
    Provides information for and about seniors. Includes pointers to travel sites, prime lifestyles, housing communities, health and wellness, online shopping, senior news, government programmes. Also includes chat forums. The entire site is searchable.
  • Senior Health Risk Calculators for Healthy Aging
    These calculators are a starting point for becoming an advocate for healthy aging. You can use them to assess an existing concern or even to develop effective vocabulary for speaking with your doctor. These online calculators do not replace a consultation with a qualified medical professional.
  • Choice - Home Warranty
  • Senior Home Safety Guide
    As adults age, staying safe at home can become difficult. Decreased mobility, balance, and eyesight are risk factors, as well as declining mental health. While many seniors prefer to live at home as long as possible, it is not without risk: in America the death rate for accidental home injuries is about three times greater for adults aged 65 and older than it is for the younger population. And nearly 1 million people over the age of 65 are treated for home injuries annually. With smart home modifications and safety considerations, any home can become safer for older adults. This guide informs how you can prevent falls, fire, burns, poison, and other major home hazards for seniors.
  • SeniorenNet.be
    A Belgium portal for the elderly.
  • Senior Group Newsletter 
    The monthly publication of an informal group of seniors, community-net senior section moderators, educators, senior service providers and others interested in how the net serves seniors and vice-versa. Editor: Art Rifkin.
  • Senior Living
    Retirement is when you stop living at work
    and begin working at living.
    A guide to senior living an retirement. It’s a free resource for those looking for all types of senior care options: hospice, home care, respite care, Alzheimer’s care, assisted living, independent living, nursing homes and hospitals. Also presents articles of interest to seniors and their caregivers.
  • SeniorNet
    A national American nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community of computer-using seniors. SeniorNet provides adults 55 and older with information and instruction about computer technologies so that they can use their new skills for their own benefit and to benefit society. The site includes a library, links to learning centers, round tables, member discounts and more.
  • SeniorWeb.nl
    A Dutch site for seniors presenting news, information on work and shopping, advise and support services and a contact web. SeniorWeb wants all seniors to experience the many possibilities of the digital world.
  • SeniorWeb.ch
    The senior web addresses itself to the generation 50 plus the German, French and Italian linguistic areas. Our target group defines itself as the generation 50 plus, which exchanges itself directly over forums and Chats.
  • Settersten, Richard A. / Angel, Jacqueline L. [2011] 
    Trends in the Sociology of Aging: Thirty Year
    In: idem (eds.) Handbook of Sociology of Aging, pp. 3-13.
  • Sokolivsky, Jay
  • The Cultural Context of Aging
    A site dedicated to promoting teaching and research of the cross-cultural, qualitative and global study of aging.



UNC Institute on Aging - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA


  • Why Do We Age?
    A Review of Theories of Aging, written by João Pedro de Magalhães
  • WSU Institute of Gerontology - Detroit, MI, USA
    Part of an ongoing effort to fulfill our mission of research, service, and education in the field of aging.

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP)
    AAGP promotes the mental health and well-being of older people through professional education, public advocacy, and support of career development for clinicians, educators, and researchers in geriatric psychiatry and mental health. The products, activities and publications of the AAGP focus exclusively on the challenges of geriatric psychiatry.
  • American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
    AFAR promotes healthier aging through biomedical research. It is committed to the dissemination of scientific knowledge about aging, both witin the scientific community and to the public.
  • American Society on Aging (ASA)
    An organization of multidisciplinary professionals in the field of aging. Their resources, publications, and educational opportunities are geared to enhance the knowledge and skills of people working with older adults and their families.
  • Aging & The Life Course (ASASALC)
    Section of the American Sociological Association which studies study aging over the life course and the stratification of societies and groups by age.
  • Alter(n) und Gesellschaft
    Section Aging and Society of the German Sociological Association.
  • Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
    Promoting multi- and interdisciplinary research in aging and disseminating gerontological research knowledge to researchers, practitioners, and to decision and opinion makers.
  • International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG)
  • Sociology of Aging
    Research Committee of the International Sociological Association (ISA).

Alzheimer's Disease

National Alzheimer Organizations
   Asociación de Lucha Contra el Mal de Alzheimer
   Fundacion Alzheimer Aruba (FFA)
   Alzheimer Amgehörige Austria
   Alzheimer's Association of Australia
   Alzheimer Society of Bangladesh
   Barbados Alzheimers Association
   La Ligue Alzheimer
   Associaçãoe Brasileira de Alzheimer
Cayman Islands
   Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association of The Cayman Islands
   Alzheimer Society of Canada
   Corporación Alzheimer Chile
   Alzheimer's Disease Chinese
Department of Neurology, First Hospital Peking University

Costa Rica
   FundAlzheimer Costa Rica
   Asociación Costarricense de Alzheimer y otras Demencias Asociadas
   Hrvatska Udruga Za Alzheimeruvo Bolest
   Sección Cubana de la Enfermedad de Alzheimer Policlinico Docente Playa
Czech Republic
   Ceská alzheimerovská spolecnost
   Egyptian Alzheimer Group
   Alzheimr Society of Finland
   Association France Alzheimer
   Deutsche Alzheimer Gesellschaft
   Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
   Asociación Hondureňa de Alzheimer
Hong Kong
   HK Alzheimer’s Disease Association
   Hungarian Alzheimer Society
   Alzheimer & Related Disorder Society
   Alzheimer’s Indonesia Secretariat
   Iran Alzheimer Association
   Alzheimer Society of Ireland
   Alzheimer Association Israel
   Alzheimer Italia
   Associazione Italiana Malattia di Alzheimer
   Alzheimer Association Japan
   Alzheimer’s Association Korea
   Alzheimer's Association Lebanon
   Association Luxembourg Alzheimer
   Macau Alzheimer's Disease Association
   Madagascar Alzheimer Association
   Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation
   Mata Dementia Society
   Alzheimer Association Mauritius
   Federación Mexicana de Alzheimer
   Association Marocaine Alzheimer et Maladies Apparentées (AMAMA)
   Dementia Namibia
   Alzheimer and Related Dementia Society Nepal
   Alzheimer Nederland
New Zealand
   Alzheimer’s New Zealand
   Nashonalforeningen Demensforbundet
   Alzheimer's Pakistan
    Asociacion Peruana de Enfermedad de Alzheimer y Otras Demencias
   Alzheimer's Disease Association (ADAP)
   Polish Alzheimer Association
   Associação Portuguesa de Familiares e Amigos de Doentes de Alzheimer
Puerto Rico
   Asociación de Alzheimer de P.R.
   Alzheimer Society Romania
   Association for Support of Alzheimer’s Disease Victims
Saudi Arabia
   Saudi Alzheimer’s Disease Associatio
   Alzheimer Scotland
   Alzheimer’s Disease Association
   Slovak Alzheimer Society
South Africa
   Alzheimer’s South Africa
South Korea
   Alzheimer’s Association, Korea
   Alzheimer España Alzheimer Catalunya | CEAFA 
Sri Lanka
   Lanka Alzheimer's Foundation
   Alzheimerföreningen i Sverige | Demensförbundet
   Swiss Alzheimer Association
   Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Association of Thailand
   Turkish Alzheimer Association
United Kingdom
   Alzheimer's Society
   Alzheimer’s Association
   Asociación Uruguaya de Alzheimer y Similares
   Fundación Alzheimer de Venezuela


  • Alzheimer Europe (AE)
    A non-governmental, non-profit organisation aimed at raising awareness of all forms of dementia through co-ordination and co-operation between Alzheimer organisations in Europe, as well as organising support to the sufferers of the disease and their carers. In the longer term, AE is striving to become the coordination and information centre for all organisations working in this specific field, such as day care centres, sitting services, training centres for professionals and related organisations.
  • Alzheimer Page
    The Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) in St. Louis, Missouri (USA) provides answers to some frequently asked questions about the Alzheimer mailing list, and a list of aging and dementia resources. You can also visit the Alzheimer Archive.
  • Alzheimer-Selbsthilfegruppen in Deutschland
    A list of names and addresses of Alzheimer Self-help groups in Germany. Editor: Dr. R. Prior.
  • Alzheimer.com
    Dedicated to preventing and treating the cognitive decline of Alzheimer's disease, and to providing practical, up-to-the-minute information to empower Alzheimer's caregivers to manage the disease more confidently, effectively, and economically. They are not affiliated with any Alzheimer's Association. It is a gateway to information about Alzheimer's disease on the Internet. Based on a large and easily accessible online database, the editorial staff of Alzheimers.com screens the latest news and research on the disease, reviews the dozens of Alzheimer's-related sites in cyberspace, and provides an innovative, interactive forum for people who deal with it.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR Center)
    A service of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Page - Case Western Reserve University, USA
    Contains general information, resources for caregivers and for practitioners, research resources, and more. The database is searchable.
  • European Alzheimer Clearing House (EACH)
    The aim is to bring together the initiatives in dementia care in the European Union in order to make better use of existing informationg and expertise and to put forward and select examples of good practice in the field of care for patients with the Alzheimer Disease and related disorders.
  • Internationale Stichting Alzheimer Onderzoek (ISAO)
    A nonprofit organization that provides grant support for basic biomedical research in the Netherlands into the causes of and potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, and also provides the public with general information on Alzheimer's disease. You can get a free ‘Altheimer Aktueel’.
  • Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA)
    Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia among our aging population. The second leading form of dementia is called Dementia with Lewy Bodies (LBD). LBD is a neurological disorder that includes symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease, clinical features of Parkinson’s disease, fluctuations in cognitive performance and, visual and/or auditory hallucinations. LBDA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the Lewy body dementias, supporting people with LBD, their families and caregivers and promoting scientific advances.


Journals on Aging

  • Abstracts in Social Gerontology: Current Literature on Aging
    Compiled by The National Council on the Aging (NCOA) and published by Sage Publications.
  • Activities, Adaptation and Aging
    Stimulates an interdisciplinary approach to activities management and how such an approach contributes to the overall goal of activities: quality of care and quality of life for the aged.
  • Age and Ageing
    An international journal that publishes articles and reviews on geriatric medicine and gerontology. Its range includes research on ageing and clinical, epidemiological, and psychological aspects of later life. It is the journal of the British Geriatrics Society.
  • Aging and Mental Health
    A peer-reviewed journal intended for a broad spectrum of mental health professionals. Those who are engaged in research, training, clinical care, social services, as well as law and policy will find the journal an important source of timely and state-of-the-art information.
  • Ageing and Society
    The Journal of the Centre for Policy on Ageing and The British Society of Gerontology (BSG)
    The interdisciplinary and international journal publishes articles which further the understanding of human ageing, particularly from the social and behavioural sciences and humanities.
  • Aging Cell
    Published on behalf of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland by Blackwell Publishing. A new journal which addresses fundamental issues in the biology of aging. It covers genes and functional genomics, cell proliferation, senescence and death, signaling and gene expression, cell stress and damage, integrative physiology, and new theories of aging and longevity.
  • Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
    An international journal integrating experimental, clinical and social studies on aging. Publishes experimental papers dealing with the basic mechanisms of aging at the molecular, cellular, tissue or organ level and clinical papers with new information on aging.
  • Australasian Journal on Ageing
    This journal on ageing is published quarterly by Council on the Ageing (Australia). It covers social gerontology, home and community services, health services research, geriatric medicine and biology of ageing.
  • Biogerontology
    An international journal that contributes to understanding aging processes at the level of cells, tissues, and organs. It focuses on research projects which attempt to understand, prevent, cure or minimize age-related impairments.
  • Canadian Journal on Aging (CJA) 
    A refereed journal of the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG). It publishes manuscripts on aging concerned with biology, educational gerontology, health sciences, psychology, social sciences, and social policy and practice.
  • Caregiving Support and Help
    There are a lot of things you can do to make the caregiving process easier for both you and your loved one. These tips can help you get the support you need while caring for someone you love. Presented by the Helpguide.org
  • Clinical Gerontologist - The Journal of Aging and Mental Health
    Promotes timely material relevant to the needs of mental health professionals and all practitioners who deal with the aged client. All articles feature timely, practical material revelant and applicable to the assessment and management of mental disorders in later life.
  • Crone Chronicles - A Journal of Conscious Aging
    Enormous numbers of women are traveling through the gate of menopause and looking forward to a life span of some 30 more years. Some women have a certain hard-won wisdom. What are they going to do with this wisdom? Play golf? Get their hair done? Here you find women who glimpse the opportunity, and the responsibility. Meet them.
  • European Review of Aging and Physical Activity
    A review journal which addresses topics related to physical activity and aging in biomedical and behavioral sciences.
  • Experimental Gerontology
    A multidisciplinary journal that publishes original work in the fields of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, neurosciences, nutrition, immunology, and endocrinology. The journal also publishes studies into the behavioural and cognitive consequences of aging, where a clear biological causal link is implicated.
  • Generations
    Journal of the American Society on Aging (ASA). Provides in-depth views of issues in aging.
  • Geriatric Nursing
    An official publication of the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA). A comprehensive source for clinical information and management advice relating to the care of older adults. The journal's peer-reviewed articles report the latest developments in the management of acute and chronic disorders and provide practical advice on care of older adults across the long term continuum. Goal is to maximize caregivers' ability to help elders capitalize on their achievements, prevent or modify ill health, and complete the tasks of later life in ways that add to its enjoyment and meaning.
  • Geriatrics: Better Medicine for Midlife and Beyond
    Medical journal devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases associated with aging.
  • Gerontologist, The 
    Presented by the Gerontological Society of America. Provides a multidisciplinary perspective on human aging through the publication of research and analysis in gerontology, including social policy, program development, and service delivery.
  • Gerontology: International Journal of Experimental, Clinical, Behavioral, Regenerative and Technological Gerontology.
    Organ of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), Basel, Switzerland. Publishes manuscripts on all aspects of research into the ageing process.
  • Gerontology and Geriatrics
    Provides a swift, yet complete, current awareness service. The journal covers all clinical aspects of aging and experimental work on the aging process, including mental and emotional problems in the elderly and social and organizational aspects of health care for the aged.
  • Gerontology and Geriatrics Education
    Source of practical curriculum information for educators, trainers and supervisors in the aging field. It is designed to appeal to a broad range of students, teachers, practitioners, administrators, and policy makers and is dedicated to improving awareness of best practices and resources for gerontologists and gerontology/geriatrics educators.
  • Health Affairs
    A multidisciplinary journal that explores of major domestic and international health policy issues and activities of concern to society. It incorporates diverse viewpoints from industry, labor, government, and academe in one publication.
  • Home Health Care Services Quarterly
    Publishes important research on the cutting edge of home care and alternatives to long-term institutional care for the elderly, disabled, and other population groups that use in-home health care and other community services. The journal is aimed toward service providers and health care specialists involved with health care financing, evaluation of services, organization of services, and public policy issues.
  • Indian Journal of Gerontology
    The official journal of the Indian Gerontological Association. It publishes research papers, popular and review articles and allied studies on ageing. The interdisciplinary journal covers: biological sciences, clinical medicine and social sciences.
  • International Federation on Ageing (IFA)
    A non-governmental, non-profit organization which disseminates information that has practical application for the aged.
  • International Journal of Aging and Human Development
    Publishes research from other fields that illuminate the "human" side of gerontology, or utilizes gerontological observations to illuminate in other fields. Emphasis is upon psychological and social studies of aging and the aged.
  • International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (IJGP) 
    Provides an international perspective on geriatric psychiatry, Topics covered include epidemiology of mental disorders in old age, clinical aetiological research, post-mortem pathological and neurochemical studies, treatment trials and evaluation of geriatric psychiatry services. IJGP is the official journal of the European Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (EAGP).
  • International Psychogeriatrics
    The official journal of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA). The journal emphasis is on an integrated and broadly encompassing approach to older people, which considers physical and mental health and illness, as well as psychosocial factors and societal perspectives. The journal is at the forefront of important pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic developments.
  • Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (JAPA)
    The official journal of the International Society for Aging and Physical Activity. A multidisciplinary journal examines the dynamic relationship between physical activity and the aging process.
  • Journal of Aging & Social Policy
    Thoughtfull material and discussions about the pressing policy issues faced by a rapidly changing and aging society. The journal examines and analyzes policymaking and the political processes that affect the development and implementation of programs for the elderly from a global perspective. Useful to all professionals engaged in policy and program development for the elderly.
  • Journal of Aging, Humanities, and the Arts (JAHA) 
    The official publication of the Humanities and Arts Committee of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) which seeks to create a dialogue between the humanities, medical science, and the social sciences around issues of aging to challenge stereotypes.
  • Journal of Aging Studies
    Features scholarly papers offering new interpretations that challenge existing theory and empirical work. Articles need not deal with the field of aging as a whole, but with any defensibly relevant topic pertinent to the aging experience and related to the broad concerns and subject matter of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. The journal emphasizes innovations and critique regardless of theoretical or methodological orientation or academic discipline.
  • Journal of Applied Gerontology (JAG)
    The official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society (SGS). Publishes articles in all subdisciplines of aging whose findings, conclusions, or suggestions have clear and sometimes immediate applicability to the problems encountered by older persons as well as articles that inform research and the development of interventions.
  • Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology
    An international, interdisciplinary journal that provides a forum for scholarly discussion of the aging process and the problems of the aged throughout the world. It emphasizes discussions of research findings, theoretical issues and applied approaches dealing with non-Western populations. It also invites articles that provide a comparative orientation to the study of the aging process in its social, economic, historical, and biological perspectives.
  • Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect
    An interdisciplinary journal focusing on prevention and treatment strategies. It addresses the causes, treatment, effects, and prevention of the mistreatment of older people in order to promote awareness of the problem of elder abuse and neglect.
  • Journal of Gerontological Nursing (JGN) 
    A forum for all aspects of gerontological nursing with articles that deal with the practice and/or teaching of gerontological nursing.
  • Journal of Gerontological Social Work
    Features articles on social work practice, theory, administration and consultation in the field of aging.
  • Journal of Health and Social Behavior (JHSB)
    This journal —formerly: The Journal of Health and Human Behavior— is published by the American Sociological Association. It publishes articles that apply sociological concepts and methods to the understanding of health, illness, and medicine in their social context. Its editorial policy favors manuscripts that are grounded in important theoretical issues in medical sociology or the sociology of mental health and that advance our theoretical understanding of the processes by which social factors and human health are interrelated.
  • Journal of Housing for the Elderly
    Covers articles on the current housing revolution and new research synthesizing the cross-disciplinary efforts made to enhance the residential environments of the elderly.
  • Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatics
    Covers essential aspects of nutrition and publishes research papers from a variety of fields in the biological and social sciences. It focuses on nutrition and its effects on the aging process.
  • Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging (JNHA)
    The official journal of the International Academy Nutrition & Aging (IANA).
  • Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging
    The journal —formerly: The Journal of Religious Gerontology— is sponsored by the National Interfaith Coalition on Aging (NICA), and published by The Haworth Press. It explores the full spectrum of spirituality, religion, and aging issues. Timely, insightful articles delve in-depth into the practices, theories, and data on religion and spirituality, as well as giving you the latest views on ethical issues, grief, death, long-term care for the elderly, support systems for families, retirement, counseling, and (of course) much more.
  • Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care
    The journal explores issues of psychosocial care for chronically, critically, and terminally ill patients and their family members. It publishes articles on many pertinent topics including thanatology, educational programs for practitioners and students in the allied health sciences, ethical and moral issues as they relate to medical technology and biological research.
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
    A research and information source about common diseases and disorders of older adults. It publishes articles that are interdisciplinary and relevant to the clinical care of older persons.
  • Journal of Women & Aging 
    A multidisciplinary quarterly of psychosocial practice, theory, and research designed to enhance the knowledge of professionals who are concerned about aging and women.
  • Journals of The Gerontological Society of Ameria
    The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) publishes several journals: (1) Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, (2) Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, and (3) The Gerontologist.
  • Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
    A multidisciplinary journal aimed at revealing the molecular, biochemical, and biological mechanisms that underlie the process of ageing and the development of age-associated disease. Emphasis is placed on investigations that delineate the contribution of (1) oxidative damage and/or cellular metabolism; (2) genetic instability; (3) telomere integrity; (4) mitochonidrial function; (5) genetic programs.
  • OMEGA — Journal of Death and Dying
    Drawing on contributions from the fields of psychology, sociology, medicine, anthropology, law, education, history and literature, this Journal brings insight into terminal illness; the process of dying, bereavement, mourning, funeral customs, suicide. It serves as a reliable guide for clinicians, social workers, and health professionals who must deal with problems in crisis management, e.g., terminal illness, fatal accidents, catastrophe, suicide and bereavement.
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics
    A forum for allied health professionals to share information on current trends in geriatric rehabilitation, clinical experience, research, and therapeutic practice in geriatrics. Each issue focuses on current practice and emerging issues in the care of the older client, including long-term care in institutional and community settings, crisis intervention, and innovative programming; the entire range of problems experienced by the elderly; and the current skills needed for working with older clients.
  • Psychology and Aging
    Published by the American Psychological Association (APA). Publishes original articles on adult development and aging. It includes reports on applied, biobehavioral, clinical, educational, experimental (laboratory, field, or naturalistic studies), methodological, or psychosocial.

Discussion Groups & Mailing Lists

    A list that facilitates communications - about research and conferences etc. - between members of the British Sociological Association study group ‘Ageing, Body and Society’.
  • Freds Adult Cartoons & Jokes
    A place to post your funny stuff. It ain’t humourous or amazing, it doesn’t belong on this site! And no porn!
    The oldest and most wide-ranging discussion group in all of aging.
  • sci.life-extension
    Slowing, stopping or reversing the ageing process.
  • clari.news.aging
    News of senior citizens and aging. (Moderated)
  • soc.retirement
    For seniors: retirement, aging, gerontology issues.
  • soc.senior.issues
    Issues relevant to seniors and aging.

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