Aging

Congressional Testimony on Aging – Tamar Heller

Tamar Heller, RRTCDD director, gave testimony before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging on October 25, 2017. Her testimony addressed a number of issues facing older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities including changes in health and health promotion, support for family caregivers, and retirement options. Download Full Testimony. For a video of …

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Medication and supplement use in older people with and without intellectual disability: An observational, cross-sectional study

1 Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2 School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 3 IDS-TILDA School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 4 Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 5 School of Social Work, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, …

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How to Make Healthcare Accessible for All

Source: University of Washington, Healthy Aging RRTC Healthcare access is important for all individuals, especially for people with disabilities. However, people with disabilities don’t always receive the healthcare they need. Several barriers can make it harder for them to access critical healthcare services or build optimal working relationships with their providers. Fortunately, by being aware of …

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Perspectives about support challenges facing health workers assisting older adults with and without intellectual disability in rural versus urban settings in Australia

Rafat Hussain , Matthew P. Janicki , Marie Knox, Stuart Wark & Trevor Parmenter (2017): Perspectives about support challenges facing health workers assisting older adults with and without intellectual disability in rural versus urban settings in Australia, Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, DOI: 10.3109/13668250.2017.1326589 Source: Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability ABSTRACT Aims: Life …

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Social Support Networks of Aging Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

Download Presentation (PDF): Social Support Networks of Aging Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Play Recording Presented by: Lieke van Heumen, PhD This webinar will discuss emerging research and practice in supporting social networks of adults aging with intellectual disabilities. After a brief introduction on aging in this population, the webinar will discuss the role of social relations …

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International Summit Consensus Statement: Intellectual Disability Inclusion in National Dementia Plans

Karen Watchman, PhD, Matthew P. Janicki, PhD, Michael Splaine, MA, Frode K. Larsen, MPH, Tiziano Gomiero, PhD, and Ronald Lucchino, PhD Source: ID in National Plans Abstract The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for the development and adoption of national plans or strategies to guide public policy and set goals for services, supports, and …

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How to Bounce Back – Aging with a Disability Factsheet Series

Source: How to Bounce Back | Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging With Physical Disabilities How to Bounce Back – Aging with a Disability Factsheet Series Jump to Section: What Is Resilience? How Do People Cope with Disabilities as They Age? What Makes Us Resilient? How Can You Build up Your Resilience? Resources and References …

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No Wrong Door No Wrong Door Systems (Aging and Disability Resource Centers)

No Wrong Door Source: No Wrong Door This paper provides concrete examples of how seven No Wrong Door Systems—sometimes called Aging and Disability Resource Centers—are promoting person- and family-centered practice. No Wrong Door Systems involve an array of organizations including Area Agencies on Aging, Centers for Independent Living, and state agencies such as Medicaid agencies …

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Ten Ways the Affordable Care Act Helps Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Source: Ten Ways the Affordable Care Act Helps Older Adults and People with Disabilities Executive Summary Ten Ways ACA Helps Older Adults NHeLP Senior Policy Analyst David Machledt  provides a succinct examination of the ways the Affordable Care Act is improving the lives of older adults and people with disabilities. For example, the ACA bars health …

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