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

By Christine Bigby

According to the author's 18 years' study adventure and social paintings perform services, this pioneering advisor presents modern expert wisdom approximately getting older with a incapacity within the context of the extra mainstream wisdom approximately growing old approaches. Christine Bigby makes use of the concept that of 'successful getting old' as a framework within which to think about the problems and practicalities for older individuals with a lifelong Read more...

content material: conceal --
Contents --
checklist of Figures and Tables --
Foreword --
Acknowledgements --
half 1 views on growing older --
bankruptcy 1 profitable ageing: Continuity and edition --
bankruptcy 2 Older individuals with Lifelong incapacity: concepts to Counter Age Discrimination --
half 1 Vignettes --
half 2 actual and mental wishes --
bankruptcy three fit growing old --
bankruptcy four mental growing older and Emotional overall healthiness --
half 2 Vignettes --
half three Social Dimensions of aging --
bankruptcy five a feeling of Belonging: casual help from kinfolk, pals and buddies --
bankruptcy 6 reaching a feeling of goal: Retirement or assisting way of life offerings --
bankruptcy 7 reaching a feeling of Continuity and safeguard: Housing and help innovations to allow growing 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 residing with their grownup kids --
bankruptcy nine operating with Older mom and dad --
half four Vignettes --
half five provider advancements and rules for profitable getting older --
bankruptcy 10 regulations and courses for profitable getting old --
APPENDIX: Age-related organic alterations and healthiness hazards --
REFERENCES --
topic INDEX
summary: in accordance with the author's 18 years' learn adventure and social paintings perform services, this pioneering consultant presents brand new professional wisdom approximately aging with a incapacity within the context of the extra mainstream wisdom approximately growing older techniques. Christine Bigby makes use of the idea that of 'successful ageing' as a framework during which to think about the problems and practicalities for older individuals with a lifelong incapacity. Bigby offers recommendations for a few of the demanding situations eager about the physiological, mental and sociological elements of ageing 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 matters reminiscent of day-by-day task and relaxation, housing and aid, advocacy, case administration and future health. attention can be given to operating with older parental carers of adults with a lifelong incapacity to help coaching and making plans for the transition from parental care

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Older adults with intellectual disability live on the margins of communities rather than being active participants (Grant et al. 1995). Disadvantage and discrimination · Older people with intellectual disabilities experience substantial discrimination on the basis of age (Walker and Walker 1998). ° Older people with intellectual disability are less likely to be resettled from institutions than their younger counterparts (Walker and Walker 1998). ° Staff have lower expectations of the potential for growth, development acquisition of skills and greater levels of independence of older people with intellectual disability compared to their younger counterparts (Walker and Walker 1998).

Part 1, comprising Chapters 1 and 2, has a primary focus on theoretical perspectives. Chapter 1 provides a framework based on continuity and adaptation as the basis to consider aims and processes of successful ageing for people with a lifelong disability. Chapter 2 outlines the diverse groups of people ageing with a disability and provides a profile of the group on which the book is focused, people with an intellectual disability. The chapter considers the lack of knowledge about this group’s own perspectives on ageing and highlights the negative impact that ageism and negative stereotypical views of ageing have on older people with intellectual disability.

1997), which found that 44 per cent focused on people with intellectual disability, 11 per cent people with spinal cord injury, 7 per cent people with post-polio syndrome and 2 per cent people with cerebral palsy. Absent from the literature were studies that considered other groups such as people with spina bifida, visual and hearing impairment, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, autism or cystic fibrosis. The unbalanced nature of the literature may be accounted for by people with intellectual disability being the largest subgroup ageing with a lifelong disability and other groups being even newer to survive to old age.

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