Report on the State of Science on Health Risks and Aging in People with Intellectual Disabilities

Report on the State of Science on Health Risks and Aging in People with Intellectual Disabilities (2009). Haveman, M.J., Heller, T., Lee, L.A, Maaskant, M.A, Shooshtari, S., Strydom, A. IASSID Special Interest Research Group on Aging and Intellectual Disabilities/Faculty Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Dortmund.

This paper summarizes a review of the scientific literature over the past fifteen years on the topic of health risks associated with aging in people with an Intellectual Disability. It is a review of descriptive observational research ranging from discussion at the social ‘wellness’ end of the spectrum through to analysis of the impact of aging on the incidence of chronic physical illness.

State of Science in Health Risks

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