AGING: Alamo Council of Governments The Area Agencies on Aging Resources page includes extensive links for help for elderly patients, including financial assistance, assisted living/nursing homes, national organizations, senior centers, nutrition assistance, support groups, transportation, vision loss and more.
CHOLESTEROL: What are my goals? The NCEP Guidelines The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Expert Panel makes recommendations about what levels of cholesterol should lead to treatment, and about what treatments those should be. This takes a little time to go through it if it is new to you, but it may help you understand the whys and the why nots of your treatment.
HEART: The American Heart Association
Look under “Healthy Lifestyle” – they have a Health Tool page that lets you evaluate your risk of a heart attack and stroke, evaluate your family history, and even record on various down-loadable forms your own health information.