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Web Resource Ratings

There is a lot of health information or "Web Resources" freely available on the internet. A Web Resource is any item you find online that you can watch, read, listen to, or interact with, such as videos, fact sheets and online quizzes. Many resources are consumer-friendly, but it's often difficult to know which ones have credible information, based on scientific research.

Web Resource Ratings do the homework for you, assessing the quality of health information available online and presenting our assessment using a 5-star rating scale.



Recently rated Web Resources

  • Best Video Games for Seniors

    A Place For Mom

    Video games can be engaging for seniors and have the potential to encourage cognitive improvements in older adults. World of Warcraft is one such popular game that could be beneficial for older adults. Read this resource to learn more about World of Warcraft and other brain games.

  • Brain Games for Seniors

    Senior living

    Brain games can be used to slow the onset and progression of memory loss. There are many types of games you can play such as memory games, word games, mobile games, and more. Read this resource for more ideas.

  • The Best Brain Games for Seniors

    Senior Living Link

    Brain games can help keep your memory and cognitive ability strong as you age. You can find brain games online and in books. Read this resource to find examples of different engaging games you can play to stay sharp.

  • Best Websites for Playing Online Games

    Senior Planet

    You can find several engaging games on the Internet that are free to play. Create a new email specifically for your online gaming and do not share any of your personal information. After that, have lots of fun! Read this resource to learn more.

  • Top 5 Online Activities for Seniors

    Seniority: The Mavencare Blog

    Online activities are a great way for older adults to stay engaged and have fun. Before you start, make sure to think about your safety online. Once you've taken precautions, check out this resource for 5 different ideas about how you can engage online.

Excluded websites

We don't rate every resource we find on the web that relates to optimal aging. In some cases, entire health-related websites are excluded from what to evaluate in detail. In order to be rated, a Web Resource must:

  • be relevant to optimal aging;
  • come from websites that are free to access; and
  • not be directly funded by a company trying to sell you a product or service.

If you cannot find a website or Web Resource that you are looking for, check out our list of excluded websites. If you still can’t find it, let us know; we may have missed it!

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DISCLAIMER: Web Resource Ratings are provided for informational purposes only and to facilitate discussions with your healthcare providers, family members, or informal care givers. They are not a substitute for advice from your own health care professionals. The Portal is not responsible for the content of external websites, nor is it an endorsement of that website or the site’s owners (or their products/services). The Web Resource Ratings may be reproduced for not-for-profit educational purposes only. Any other uses must be approved by the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal (info@mcmasteroptimalaging.org).

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