Aging family caregivers: Needs and policy concerns

Aging family caregivers: Needs and policy concerns (2000). Heller, T. Family Support Policy Brief #3. National Center for Family Support.

This policy brief discusses the needs of aging caregivers, including planning for the future of their relative with a developmental disability. It addresses cultural differences in family caregiving and trends in family support policies.

Person-Centered Planning for Later Life: Death and Dying – A Curriculum for Adults with Mental Retardation

Person-Centered Planning for Later Life: Death and Dying – A Curriculum for Adults with Mental Retardation (2000). Sterns, H.L., Kennedy, E.A. & Sed, C.M.

This training curriculum helps adults with mental retardation understand death, dying and loss. It covers the concept of death; experiencing and coping with grief, mourning, comfort, and support; and death-related rituals (visitations and funerals). The curriculum consists of five in-class lessons and one field trip, which emphasize active participation through both verbal and visual presentation of materials. The instructor’s guide provides a script for each lesson and includes guidelines for planning and administering each lesson. Each participant has a student notebook that accompanies the instructor’s training curriculum. Each participant chooses a support person to help him/her review the lessons and complete assignments.

(Instructor’s Guide) 
COST PER UNIT: $35.00 + Shipping for Guide and Notebook*
(Student Notebook) 
(Additional Student Notebooks are $12.50 each)

Aging With Developmental Disabilities: Women’s Health Issues

Aging With Developmental Disabilities: Women’s Health Issues (1999). Brown, A. & Murphy, L.

This brief provides information on age-related health issues for women with developmental disabilities based on the research to date. The fact sheet addresses the most commonly asked questions by women who are aging (e.g. menopause, osteoporosis, and heart disease) and how to stay healthy. The fact sheet includes a list of related resources for women who want more information.

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