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Aging with Developmental Disabilities: Women's Health Issues

by Allison A. Brown and Leone Murphy

Women generally live longer than men, so a larger number of the growing population of older people with developmental disabilities will be women. More research is needed to understand all the specific health issues of aging women with developmental disabilities and the ways to support a healthier life-style. However, it is important that older women with developmental disabilities receive the health-related information that is presently available in order to promote well-being and prevent health problems.


Adapted and excerpted with permission from "Aging with Developmental Disabilities: Women's Health Issues" (1999) published by The Arc of the United States, and the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, University of Illinois at Chicago. The full document is available at http://www.rrtcadd.org/Resource/Publications/HP/Brief/assets/500015_womenshealth.pdf.

 

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Retrieved from the Web site of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota (http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/231). Citation: Heller, T., Stafford, P., Davis, L.A., Sedlezky, L., & Gaylord, V. (Eds.). (Winter 2010). Impact: Feature Issue on Aging and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 23(1). [Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration].
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The PDF version of this Impact, with photos and graphics, is also online at http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/231/231.pdf.

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