Ageing with a Lifelong Disability: A Guide to Practice, by Christine Bigby

By Christine Bigby

In keeping with the author's 18 years' learn adventure and social paintings perform services, this pioneering consultant presents brand new expert wisdom approximately getting old with a incapacity within the context of the extra mainstream wisdom approximately growing older techniques. Christine Bigby makes use of the concept that of 'successful growing old' as a framework within which to think about 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 older --
bankruptcy 1 winning growing older: Continuity and variation --
bankruptcy 2 Older individuals with Lifelong incapacity: recommendations to Counter Age Discrimination --
half 1 Vignettes --
half 2 actual and mental wishes --
bankruptcy three fit getting old --
bankruptcy four mental growing older and Emotional healthiness --
half 2 Vignettes --
half three Social Dimensions of growing older --
bankruptcy five a feeling of Belonging: casual aid from family members, neighbors and buddies --
bankruptcy 6 reaching a feeling of goal: Retirement or helping way of life offerings --
bankruptcy 7 reaching a feeling of Continuity and safeguard: Housing and aid ideas to let getting old in position --
half three Vignettes --
half four Older Parental Carers of Adults with a Lifelong incapacity --
bankruptcy eight matters Confronting Older mom and dad dwelling with their grownup youngsters --
bankruptcy nine operating with Older mom and dad --
half four Vignettes --
half five carrier advancements and rules for profitable growing older --
bankruptcy 10 rules and courses for winning ageing --
APPENDIX: Age-related organic adjustments and well-being hazards --
REFERENCES --
topic INDEX
summary: in accordance with the author's 18 years' study adventure and social paintings perform services, this pioneering consultant presents modern expert wisdom approximately growing old with a incapacity within the context of the extra mainstream wisdom approximately growing old methods. Christine Bigby makes use of the idea that of 'successful growing old' as a framework during which to contemplate the problems and practicalities for older individuals with a lifelong incapacity. Bigby provides ideas for many of the demanding situations all in favour of the physiological, mental and sociological elements of aging and proposes an built-in framework of provider improvement and coverage instructions for the implementation of those innovations. specific concentration is given to way of life making plans, encompassing topics similar to day-by-day task and relaxation, housing and help, advocacy, case administration and wellbeing and fitness. attention is additionally given to operating with older parental carers of adults with a lifelong incapacity to help practise and making plans for the transition from parental care

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People with intellectual disabilities are the largest subgroup of people ageing with a lifelong disability, and those with severe physical disability acquired during adulthood are the other sizeable group ageing with a pre-existing disability (AIHW 2000). Dedifferentiation A shift away from the differentiation of people with disabilities by diagnostic grouping towards policies that encompass all people with disabilities has been evident in recent years (Bigby and Ozanne 2001; Ericsson and Mansell 1996).

Chapter 8 explores the relationships between older parents and their adult children with whom they live and examines the issues they confront in regard to continuing the current situation and thinking about the future. This provides the background to Chapter 9, which is concerned with provision of additional support to older parents. This chapter considers the rationale for reaching out to offer quality support to parents. It also suggests strategies for working with older parents. Part 5 comprises Chapter 10, which considers the type of policies required to foster successful ageing for people with lifelong disability and to develop and support the diverse range of strategies for adapting support to optimize the well-being of people ageing with a lifelong disability.

It is not clear whether rates of Alzheimer’s disease among people with intellectual disability other than Down’s syndrome are comparable to that of the general population. 7 per cent among the general population. · Older people with intellectual disability have a continuing ability to learn (Lifshitz 1998). 48 / AGEING WITH A LIFELONG DISABILITY Lifestyle and accommodation support · As a group older people with intellectual disability are less likely to be employed or attend a day program than their younger counterparts (Walker, Walker and Ryan 1996).

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