By Christine Bigby

ISBN-10: 1280407816

ISBN-13: 9781280407819

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ISBN-13: 9781417562169

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According to the author's 18 years' examine event and social paintings perform services, this pioneering advisor offers modern expert wisdom approximately aging with a incapacity within the context of the extra mainstream wisdom approximately aging techniques. 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 --
record of Figures and Tables --
Foreword --
Acknowledgements --
half 1 views on growing old --
bankruptcy 1 winning growing older: Continuity and edition --
bankruptcy 2 Older individuals with Lifelong incapacity: techniques to Counter Age Discrimination --
half 1 Vignettes --
half 2 actual and mental wishes --
bankruptcy three fit aging --
bankruptcy four mental getting old and Emotional wellbeing and fitness --
half 2 Vignettes --
half three Social Dimensions of getting older --
bankruptcy five a feeling of Belonging: casual aid from family members, buddies and pals --
bankruptcy 6 attaining a feeling of goal: Retirement or aiding way of life offerings --
bankruptcy 7 attaining a feeling of Continuity and safeguard: Housing and aid recommendations to permit growing older in position --
half three Vignettes --
half four Older Parental Carers of Adults with a Lifelong incapacity --
bankruptcy eight concerns Confronting Older mom and dad residing with their grownup young ones --
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 future health dangers --
REFERENCES --
topic INDEX
summary: according to the author's 18 years' examine adventure and social paintings perform services, this pioneering advisor offers modern expert wisdom approximately getting 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 during which to think about the problems and practicalities for older individuals with a lifelong incapacity. Bigby provides suggestions for many of the demanding situations taken with the physiological, mental and sociological elements of growing older and proposes an built-in framework of carrier improvement and coverage instructions for the implementation of those suggestions. specific concentration is given to way of life making plans, encompassing matters similar to day-by-day job 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 aid instruction and making plans for the transition from parental care

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Many of the more negative aspects of their lives do not stem from their inherent characteristics or the process of ageing per se but from age-related discriminatory societal attitudes and structures endemic in service systems. These result in systematically low expectations, limited opportunities and poor access to support for older people with intellectual disability (Bigby et al. 2001; Moss and Hogg 1989; Thompson and Wright 2001; Walker and Walker 1998). For example, research reveals: considerable disparities between older and younger people with intellectual disabilities in the opportunities they are offered for participation in the everyday 50 / AGEING WITH A LIFELONG DISABILITY life of the community in which they live…many care workers assumed that older people led sedentary lives, went out less than younger people, had fewer friends and that therefore less effort needed to be made to develop activities and foster integration.

Evidence suggests that people with severe physical disabilities experience changes associated with ageing at an earlier age than the general population (Balandin and Morgan 1997; M. Cooper 1998). They may also experience secondary disabilities or health complications associated with long-term changes in their physical functioning (Gething 1999). As early as their thirties and forties this group may require increased levels of personal support, health and other services to facilitate their continued ability to remain in the community and minimize the progressive impact of disability.

Although still sparse, rather more studies have sought the view of older parents and their co-resident, middle-aged adult children about their lives and service provision. These are discussed in Chapters 8 and 9, but again reinforce the disparity between service users and service providers and magnify the importance of taking the perspectives of the user into account in designing and providing support. OLDER PEOPLE WITH LIFELONG DISABILITY: STRATEGIES TO COUNTER AGE… / 53 Countering discrimination through an individualized approach Ageism is: a matrix of beliefs and attitudes which legitimates the use of age as a means of identifying a particular social group, which portrays the members of that group in negative, stereotypical terms and which consequently generates and reinforces a fear of the ageing process and a denigration of older people.

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