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Aging in the community: a matter of choice

American Journal of Mental Retardation

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

Abstract:

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

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