ERIC Number: ED368149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Aging and Cerebral Palsy.
Networker, v7 n1 spec ed Fall 1993
This special edition of "The Networker" contains several articles focusing on aging and cerebral palsy (CP). "Aging and Cerebral Palsy: Pathways to Successful Aging" (Jenny C. Overeynder) reports on the National Invitational Colloquium on Aging and Cerebral Palsy held in April 1993. "Observations from an Observer" (Kathleen K. Barrett) describes the development of a survey of older adults with CP. "Aging with a Disability: Educating Myself" (June Isaacson Kailes) notes that living 20 or 30 years with a disability produces wear and tear on many body systems and lists 21 areas of research need. "Personal Assistance Services" (April Marie Myers) describes a woman with CP's realization of the value of hiring a personal assistant. "Reflections on the Aging Process" (Maureen Arcand) discusses therapeutic developments in CP over the past 65 years, explores ways to compensate for CP problems that multiply with aging, and encourages commitment to advocacy. "Social and Emotional Dilemmas Faced by Older Persons with Cerebral Palsy" (Gary B. Seltzer) discusses age-associated changes in social relationships, ambulation and mobility, sexuality, fear about the future, and coping with life events. "Adults with Cerebral Palsy: Exercise and Fitness" (Margaret Turk) reviews the prevention aspects of regular exercise, focusing on stretching, strengthening, and conditioning. Other articles include "Old Dogs and New Tricks: My Struggle with Independence" (David Bauer); "Getting Older" (Michael B. Williams); and "Cerebral Palsy Academy To Stress Involvement of People with Disabilities" (Alfred L. Scherzer). (JDD)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Adjustment (to Environment), Advocacy, Aging (Individuals), Attendants, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Stages, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Adjustment, Exercise, Middle Aged Adults, Older Adults, Physical Fitness, Research Needs, Social Adjustment, Therapy
NETWORKER, United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc., Community Services Division, 1522 K St., N.W., Suite 1112, Washington, DC 20005.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: A product of the Program Services Department.