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Ageing with a Lifelong Disability : A Guide to Practice, Program and Policy Issues for Human Services Professionals - Christine Bigby

Ageing with a Lifelong Disability

A Guide to Practice, Program and Policy Issues for Human Services Professionals

By: Christine Bigby, Gordon Grant (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 15th January 2004
ISBN: 9781843100775
Number Of Pages: 320

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Bigby presents strategies for the various challenges involved in the physiological, psychological and sociological aspects of ageing and proposes an integrated framework of service development and policy directions for the implementation of these strategies. Particular focus is given to lifestyle planning, encompassing subjects such as daily activity and leisure, housing and support, advocacy, case management and health. Consideration is also given to working with older parental carers of adults with a lifelong disability to support preparation and planning for the transition from parental care.

'In all, this book is an essential addition to the library of service provider organisations, policymakers, researchers, and families and all who wish to share in ensuring the well-being and quality lifestyles of this growing and emerging group of citizens. I see this book as a seminal text in this area.'- Marie Knox (School of Humanities and Human Services, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane) in Intellectual Disability Australasia This book makes a commendable contribution in...uniting thinking and strategic planning, and also through providing empirical evidence to illustrate ways forward that have meaning for older people with disabilities, their families and front-line professionals.from the Foreword by Gordon Grant

List of Figures and Tablesp. 7
Forewordp. 9
Acknowledgementsp. 13
Successful Ageing: Continuity and Adaptationp. 17
Older People with Lifelong Disability: Strategies to Counter Age Discriminationp. 36
Healthy Ageingp. 71
Psychological Ageing and Emotional Well-beingp. 87
A Sense of Belonging: Informal Support from Family, Friends and Acquaintancesp. 115
Achieving a Sense of Purpose: Retirement or Supporting Lifestyle Choicesp. 130
Achieving a Sense of Continuity and Security: Housing and Support Options to Enable Ageing in Placep. 158
Issues Confronting Older Parents Living with their Adult Childrenp. 193
Working with Older Parentsp. 209
Policies and Programs for Successful Ageingp. 241
Age-Related Biological Changes and Health Risksp. 273
Referencesp. 286
Subject Indexp. 308
Author Indexp. 316
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ISBN: 9781843100775
ISBN-10: 1843100770
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 15th January 2004
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 16.3  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1