Publications

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 …

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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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The Americans with Disabilities Act and Afterwards: Disabilities in Medical Education and Practice

Disabilities-in-Medical-Education-and-Practice-Disabilities–Looking-Back-and-Looking-Ahead Disabilities: Looking Back and Looking Ahead Sue Sun Yom, MA, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Neither numbers nor definitions come easily when considering disabilities. Although 35 to 49 million Americans are formally classified as disabled,1 many more disabilities may be unreported or undiagnosed. Disabilities differ in kind and degree of functional impairment and …

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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 With Intellectual Disabilities and Later-Life Family Caregiving

Aging With Intellectual Disabilities and Later-Life Family Caregiving (1998). Heller, T., In Edelstein, C.A. (Ed.), Comprehensive Clinical Psychology Volume 7, Clinical Geropsychology. Oxford: Pergamon/Elsevier. Dr. Heller examines later-life caregiving for adults with intellectual disabilities from a life-course perspective that takes into account the social trends and service patters that affect these families. It discusses demographic …

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