By Christine Bigby

ISBN-10: 1280407816

ISBN-13: 9781280407819

ISBN-10: 1417562161

ISBN-13: 9781417562169

ISBN-10: 1843100770

ISBN-13: 9781843100775

ISBN-10: 1846421586

ISBN-13: 9781846421587

In response to the author's 18 years' learn adventure and social paintings perform services, this pioneering advisor presents modern expert wisdom approximately growing old with a incapacity within the context of the extra mainstream wisdom approximately aging methods. Christine Bigby makes use of the idea that of 'successful getting older' as a framework within which to contemplate the problems and practicalities for older individuals with a lifelong Read more...

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Contents --
checklist of Figures and Tables --
Foreword --
Acknowledgements --
half 1 views on growing old --
bankruptcy 1 winning growing old: Continuity and model --
bankruptcy 2 Older individuals with Lifelong incapacity: ideas to Counter Age Discrimination --
half 1 Vignettes --
half 2 actual and mental wishes --
bankruptcy three fit getting older --
bankruptcy four mental getting older and Emotional healthiness --
half 2 Vignettes --
half three Social Dimensions of getting older --
bankruptcy five a feeling of Belonging: casual aid from relations, pals and buddies --
bankruptcy 6 attaining a feeling of goal: Retirement or helping way of life offerings --
bankruptcy 7 attaining a feeling of Continuity and protection: Housing and aid concepts to let aging in position --
half three Vignettes --
half four Older Parental Carers of Adults with a Lifelong incapacity --
bankruptcy eight concerns Confronting Older mom and dad dwelling with their grownup young ones --
bankruptcy nine operating with Older mom and dad --
half four Vignettes --
half five carrier advancements and rules for profitable aging --
bankruptcy 10 regulations and courses for winning growing old --
APPENDIX: Age-related organic adjustments and future health dangers --
REFERENCES --
topic INDEX
summary: in line with the author's 18 years' learn event and social paintings perform services, this pioneering consultant offers brand new expert wisdom approximately getting older with a incapacity within the context of the extra mainstream wisdom approximately growing old techniques. Christine Bigby makes use of the idea that of 'successful getting older' as a framework during which to think about the problems and practicalities for older individuals with a lifelong incapacity. Bigby offers options for a number of the demanding situations fascinated with the physiological, mental and sociological features of growing older and proposes an built-in framework of carrier improvement and coverage instructions for the implementation of those innovations. specific concentration is given to way of life making plans, encompassing matters equivalent to day-by-day job and rest, housing and aid, advocacy, case administration and healthiness. attention can be given to operating with older parental carers of adults with a lifelong incapacity to aid education and making plans for the transition from parental care

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20 n. Ju Ju n. 1 Projected number of people with intellectual disability aged 55 years and over in Australia Population characteristics Older people with an intellectual disability are a diverse group, in terms of ability, life history and experiences, connections with family and friends, culture, service use patterns and the individual impact of the ageing process. Attitudes towards them, the availability and nature of formal supports will vary considerably by state and country. In spite of this diversity however, some commonality and trends are evident across jurisdictions in terms of the personal characteristics, socio-economic circumstances and access to support.

Psychological and mental health · As a group older people with intellectual disability have high rates of psychological disturbance, largely accounted for by a high rate of Alzheimer’s disease among people with Down’s syndrome (Cooper 1997b). 5 per cent risk compared to a 5 per cent risk for the general population 65 years plus (Prasher 1995). ° People with Down’s syndrome have a greater overall risk of being affected by Alzheimer’s type dementia, they are often affected at an earlier age, and may experience a steeper decline in functional ability and loss of skills in a shorter period (Wilkinson and Janicki 2002).

Differentiations are often made between the ‘young old’, aged 65 to 75 years, the ‘old old’ aged over 75 to 85 years and the ‘oldest old’ aged over 85 years. It has also been suggested that the term ageing should apply to the 55 to 65-year age group and aged or old to those over 65 years (Janicki et al. 1985). Whatever age is used, demarcation of people into a group on the basis of one dimension alone, chronological age and use of terms such as ‘the old’ or ‘old age’ conveys strong messages of difference, and suggests that at a certain age people acquire a set of characteristics that makes them different from younger people.

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