Transitions in the ageing population

Wiseman, Theresa, Lowton, Karen and Noonan, Ian (2008) Transitions in the ageing population. In: Clark, Louise and Griffiths, Peter (eds.) Learning Disability and Other Intellectual Impairments: Meeting Needs Throughout Health Services. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex, pp. 69-87. ISBN 9780470034712

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The population with intellectual impairment is ageing, mirroring trends amongst general populations in developed countries. Following a transition from child to adult services, many will increasingly face an extended adult life within which they may benefit from health promoting initiatives. For many, adult life will involve management of long-term conditions. Increasingly people with intellectual impairment will experience age-related disorders and indeed many will acquire their intellectual impairment later in life. All, at whatever age, will potentially move into a phase where care becomes palliative as they near the end of life. This chapter considers health care from this lifespan perspective beginning with the transition from child to adult services.

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Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
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