Dementia and People with Intellectual Disabilities: What Can We Do?

Dementia and People with Intellectual Disabilities: What Can We Do? (2001). Dalton, A., Janicki, M. & McCallion, P. (Executive Producers), Albany, NY: The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

This CD-ROM video explains how adults with I/DD are affected by dementia and depicts their functional changes over time. It presents guidelines for early screenings and diagnostic assessments; explains how clinical supports can support persons with dementia and their carers; and recommends program adaptations, environmental modifications, and specialized care that enable individuals to remain in their home for longer periods of time. This 23-minute video was filmed in 2001.

COST PER UNIT: $15.00

Aging With Mental Retardation: Oral Health for Older Individuals With Disabilities

Aging With Mental Retardation: Oral Health for Older Individuals With Disabilities (2001). Farsai, P. & Calabrese, J.

This brief discusses oral health care for older people with disabilities. It explains the conditions leading to oral health problems for people with disabilities and specifies what to look for in dental treatment and in choosing a dentist. The fact sheet also discusses barriers to accessing proper oral health care and provides recommendations for maintaining proper oral hygiene as people with disabilities age.

Can be downloaded at no charge.
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Aging and Intellectual Disabilities: Improving Longevity and Promoting Healthy Aging

Aging and Intellectual Disabilities: Improving Longevity and Promoting Healthy Aging (2000). Aging and Intellectual Disabilities Special Interest Research Group (SIRG) of The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID).

This series of reports is the outcome of an international initiative to promote the longevity and healthy aging of adults with intellectual disabilities that was jointly organized by the IASSID and the World Health Organization. Work groups of international researchers in aging and intellectual disabilities synthesized the latest research and developed recommendations that produced five reports: Physical Health issues, Biobehavioral issues, Women’s Health, Aging and Social Policy, and a Summative Report.

Achieving a Beneficial Fitness: A Program and a Philosophy in Mental Retardation: Contemporary Issues in Health

Achieving a Beneficial Fitness: A Program and a Philosophy in Mental Retardation: Contemporary Issues in Health, Vol.1, No. 1 (2000). Rimmer, J. American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR).

This book discusses the benefits of health promotion activities for individuals with mental retardation. It includes guidelines on developing innovative health and fitness programs.

ISBN 0-940898-71-3 
COST PER UNIT: $11.95 ($8.95 AAMR members)
Order directly from AAMR at http://www.aamr.org/ or (301) 604-1340

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.

Can be downloaded at no charge
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