Health Promotion

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Hearing Changes in Aging People with Mental Retardation

Hearing Changes in Aging People with Mental Retardation (1999). Bagley, M. & Mascia, J. This brief provides answers to frequently asked questions about age-related hearing loss, especially for people with developmental disabilities. It contains the information families and service providers need to identify possible hearing loss and to support older adults who have this condition. …

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Dementia and aging adults with intellectual disabilities: A handbook

Dementia and aging adults with intellectual disabilities: A handbook (1998). Janicki, M.P. & Dalton, A.J. (Eds.). This text examines the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias on people with mental retardation from an applied and practical perspective. It provides an up-to-date review of current knowledge on the diagnosis, assessment, treatment, care management, and care …

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Aging, Mental Retardation and Physical Fitness

Aging, Mental Retardation and Physical Fitness (1997). Rimmer, J. This brief provides an overview of what physical fitness is and how it relates to older people with mental retardation. It includes helpful guidelines for family members, support people, service providers and others interested in starting a program for older individuals with mental retardation. Can be …

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Aging With Developmental Disabilities: Changes in Vision

Aging With Developmental Disabilities: Changes in Vision (1996). Flax, M.E.,& Luchterhand, C. This brief provides answers to the following questions: What are the typical changes in vision as people age? How will vision loss affect the adult with developmental disabilities? What can be done to make the best of the vision someone has? What information …

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