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Selected community resources (*). (FEATURED CME TOPIC: THE OLDER PATIENT).



DEMENTIA

* American Aging Association The American Aging Association (AGE) is a non-profit, tax-exempt biogerontology organization of scientists and laypeople dedicated to biomedical aging studies intended to slow the aging process. . The Sally Balm Medical Center, 110 Chelsey Dr, Media, PA 19063. (610) 627-2626. FAX: (610) 565-9747. Internet: http://www.americanaging.org

* American Pharmaceutical Association, 2215 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037-2985. (202) 628-4410. FAX: (202) 783-2351. Internet: http://www.aphanet.org

* The National Council on the Aging, 409 Third St SW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20024. (202) 479-1200. FAX: (202) 479-0735.

* The Gerontological Society of America, 1030 15th St NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20005. (202) 842-1275. Internet: http://www.geron.org

* International Longevity Center Organized in 1990 by Robert N. Butler, M.D., Professor of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, The International Longevity Center-USA (ILC-USA) is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan research, policy and education organization whose mission is to help societies address the issues of , 60 East 86th St, New York, NY 10028. (212) 288-1468. FAX: (212) 288-3132. E-mail:info@ilcusa.org

* National Institute on Aging The National Institute on Aging is a division of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, located in Bethesda, Maryland.

Formed in 1974, NIA's mission is to improve the health and well-being of older Americans through research. It is the primary U.S.
, Building 31, Room 5C27, 31 Center Dr, MSC 2292, Bethesda, MD 20892. (301) 496-1752. Internet: http://www.niih.gov/nia

* The United States Senate Special Committee on Aging The United States Senate Special Committee on Aging was initially established in 1961 as a temporary committee; it became a permanent committee in 1977. As a special committee, it has no legislative authority, but it studies issues related to older Americans, particularly Medicare , G31 Dirksen Senate Office Building The Dirksen Senate Office Building was the second office building constructed for members of the United States Senate in Washington, D.C. and was named after the late Minority Leader Everett Dirksen from Illinois in 1972. , Washington, DC 20510-6400. (202) 224-5364. FAX: (202) 224-8660.

* More resources are listed in the July 2001 issue of the Southern Medical Journal, Featured CME Topic: Dementia.

DEPRESSION

* National Organization for Seasonal Affective Disorder seasonal affective disorder (SAD), recurrent fall or winter depression characterized by excessive sleeping, social withdrawal, depression, overeating, and pronounced weight gain. , PO Box 40190, Washington, DC 20015.

* National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association, 730 North Franklin, Chicago, IL 60610. (800) 826-3632. FAX: (312) 642-7243. Internet: http://www.ndmda.org

* Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association, Meyer 3-191, 600 North Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21287-7381. (410) 955-4647. FAX: (410) 614-3241. E-mail: drada@welchlink.welch.jhu.edu

FALLS

* American College of Emergency Physicians The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is the largest organization of emergency physicians in the United States. It was founded in 1968 and is now headquartered in Dallas,Texas. , 2121 K St NW, Suite 325, Washington, DC 20037. Internet: http://www.acep.org

* The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, PO Box 1998, Des Plaines, IL 60017. Internet: http://www.aaos.org

* More resources are listed in the Southern Medical Journal, June 2001, Featured CME Topic: Osteoporosis.

HEARING IMPAIRMENT

* American Academy of Audiology, 8300 Greensboro Dr, Suite 750, McLean, VA 22102. (800)AAA-2336. FAX: (703) 790-8631.

* Acoustical Society of America The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is an international scientific society dedicated to increasing and diffusing the knowledge of acoustics and its practical applications. History
The ASA was instigated by Wallace Waterfall, Floyd Watson, and Vern Oliver Knudsen.
, Suite 1NOl, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville, NY 11747-4502. (516) 576-2360. FAX: (516) 576-2377. E-mail: asa@aip.org

* Association of Late Deafened deaf·en  
v. deaf·ened, deaf·en·ing, deaf·ens

v.tr.
1. To make deaf, especially momentarily by a loud noise.

2. To make soundproof.

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 Adults, Inc., 1145 Westgate St, Suite 206, Oak Park, IL 60301. (708) 358-0135. FAX (877) 348-7537.

OSTEOPOROSIS

Please refer to the Southern Medical Journal, June 2001, Featured CME Topic: Osteoporosis.

VISUAL IMPAIRMENT

* American Council of the Blind The American Council of the Blind (ACB) is a nation wide organization in the United States. It is an organization mainly made up of blind and visually-impaired people who want to achieve independence and equality (although there are many sighted members with common aims). , 1155 Fifteenth St NW, Suite 720, Washington, DC 20005. (202) 467-5081. FAX: (202) 467-5085. Internet: http://www.acb.org

* American Foundation for the Blind American Foundation for the Blind,
n.pr an advocacy group for individuals with visual disabilities.
, Eleven Penn Plaza, Suite 300, New York, NY 10001. (800) 232-5463 or (212) 502-7600. FAX: (212) 502-7777. E-mail: afbinfo@afb.org; Internet: gopher://gopher.afb.org:5005

* American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Aye, Louisville, KY 40206-0085. (800) 223-1839. FAX: (502) 895-1509.

* Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, 206 North Washington St, Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314. (703) 548-1884. FAX: (703) 683-2926.

* Council of Citizens with Low Vision International, 5707 Brockton Dr, No. 302, Indianapolis, IN 46220-5481. (800) 733-2258. FAX: (317) 251-6588. E-mail: patprice@aol.com

* International Association of Lions Clubs, 300 22nd St, Oak Brook, IL 60521-8842. (708) 571-5466. FAX: (708) 571-8890.

* Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is a free library program of Braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail. , Washington, DC 20542. (202) 707-5100. FAX: (202) 707-0712. E-mail: nsl@.loc.gov; Internet: gopher://marvel.loc.gov

* Lighthouse National Center for Vision and Aging, 111 East 59th St, New York, NY 10022. (800) 334-5497. FAX: (212) 821-9705.

* Macular Degeneration Foundation, Inc., PO Box 686, Palm Beach, FL 33480-0686. (407) 820-9215. FAX: (407) 820-9341.

* National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Building 31, Room 6A32, Bethesda, MD 20892. (800) 869-2020 or (301) 496-5248.

* VISION Foundation, Inc., 818 Mt. Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02172. (617) 926-4232. FAX: (617) 926-1412.

(*.) Prepared by Elaine McClellan-Holm.
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