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Toward a rationale strategy for promoting healthy ageing amongst people with intellectual disabilities

Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Janicki, M. P.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2001


The WHO report on ageing adults with intellectual disabilities noted that in many nations intellectually disabled ageing adults are often institutionalised. Housing is inadequate and health provision neglected, particularly in the developing countries. The key to the promotion of healthy ageing individuals are national policies targeting people with disabilities in infancy and childhood and providing lifelong support for adolescents, adults and families, as well as ensuring adequate housing, health care and occupational opportunities.

Further Details

Pages: 171-174
Volume: 14
Issue: 3
Accession Number: December, 2010
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 30/08/2013
Keywords: North Americaoldercognitivepolicy compliancehealth improvement
Reads: 195