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Aging in the community: a matter of choice

American Journal of Mental Retardation

Author: Edgerton, R. B.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1988


An analysis of ethnographic field research data collected 1985-1987 on 16 older mentally retarded persons who had lived in the community for 30+ years (mean age, 61; mean IQ, 62), originally studied in 1960/61, & followed up in 1972/73 & 1982. Despite advancing years, their independence, social competence, & zest for life had increased. The patterns of their lives were discussed in comparison with their counterparts who had spent their lives in more restricted residential settings.

Further Details

Pages: 331-335
Volume: 92
Issue: 4
Accession Number: 1.4.03
Keywords: cognitive, older
Reads: 177