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Ageing and increased longevity amongst people with intellectual disabilities: an editorial

Ageing and increased longevity amongst people with intellectual disabilities: an editorial Guest editorial Marcus Redley Ageing and increased longevity amongst people with intellectual disabilities: Marcus Redley is based at an editorial School of Health Science, University of East Anglia, This special issue of Quality in Ageing and Older Adults will be of interest to researchers and Norwich, UK. professionals interested in the views of older people with intellectual disabilities, and the development of public policy and services to meet the needs of aspirations of this population. Men and woman with intellectual disabilities are living longer and comprise a growing proportion of this vulnerable population (Emerson and Hatton, 2008). Seen in the light of policies promoting equal rights, this increase in longevity flags up how important it is to understand ageing and longer life in that part of the citizenry which can be defined by life-long deficits in intellectual and social functioning. What kinds of lives are older adults with intellectual disabilities living? Few, if any, will have acquired the properties, pensions and incomes that their peers in the baby boomer generation are enjoying. Nor will their lives have been punctuated by the milestones of career marriage, and parenthood. What, if anything, could reaching retirement-age mean for people who may have http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Emerald Publishing

Ageing and increased longevity amongst people with intellectual disabilities: an editorial

Quality in Ageing and Older Adults , Volume 20 (4): 5 – Nov 28, 2019

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Emerald Publishing
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1471-7794
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10.1108/QAOA-12-2019-066
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Guest editorial Marcus Redley Ageing and increased longevity amongst people with intellectual disabilities: Marcus Redley is based at an editorial School of Health Science, University of East Anglia, This special issue of Quality in Ageing and Older Adults will be of interest to researchers and Norwich, UK. professionals interested in the views of older people with intellectual disabilities, and the development of public policy and services to meet the needs of aspirations of this population. Men and woman with intellectual disabilities are living longer and comprise a growing proportion of this vulnerable population (Emerson and Hatton, 2008). Seen in the light of policies promoting equal rights, this increase in longevity flags up how important it is to understand ageing and longer life in that part of the citizenry which can be defined by life-long deficits in intellectual and social functioning. What kinds of lives are older adults with intellectual disabilities living? Few, if any, will have acquired the properties, pensions and incomes that their peers in the baby boomer generation are enjoying. Nor will their lives have been punctuated by the milestones of career marriage, and parenthood. What, if anything, could reaching retirement-age mean for people who may have

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Quality in Ageing and Older AdultsEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 28, 2019

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