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Codd, Jon; Hewitt, Olivia – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Transition to adulthood is an important time for young people and may be a particularly challenging time for people with intellectual disabilities. However, there has been little research in the UK regarding the experiences of parents who have son or daughter with an intellectual disability transitioning to adulthood. Method: The study…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Attitudes
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Sheth, Alisa Jordan; Kramer, Jessica M.; Magasi, Susan; Heller, Tamar; Nishida, Akemi; Hammel, Joy – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: For people with intellectual disabilities and dementia, transitions are likely to become increasingly common as they age. While transitions experienced by people with intellectual disabilities in young adulthood are frequently studied, less is known about transitions in older adults, including residential, vocational and leisure…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Dementia, Aging (Individuals), Adjustment (to Environment)
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Tait, Kathleen; Hussain, Rafat; Wark, Stuart; Fung, Francis – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: This study investigated perceived quality of life (QoL) of community-dwelling middle-aged adults (30-50 years) with an intellectual disability and/or developmental disability living in rural or urban areas in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia. The specific aim of the current paper was to provide a descriptive evidence base of…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Aging (Individuals), Adults, Intellectual Disability
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Egan, Caroline; Dalton, Caroline Teresa – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: People with intellectual disabilities are experiencing increased longevity, and in parallel, their family caregivers are also ageing. The literature identifies that these caregivers are at risk of burden. The aim of this study was to measure the level of caregiver burden among older carers of adults with intellectual disabilities in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adults, Intellectual Disability
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Newberry, Gayle; Martin, Carol; Robbins, Lorna – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Background: Not enough is currently known about how people with learning disabilities experience and understand the ageing process. This is particularly important as the population of older people with learning disabilities is growing due to increased life expectancy. This article draws on the first author's doctoral research study, which aimed to…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Coping
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Bent, Sarah; McShea, Lynzee; Brennan, Siobhan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Background: Hearing loss has a significant impact on living well and on communication in all adults, with the numbers affected increasing with age, and adults with learning disabilities being at particular risk. Methods: A review of the literature on hearing loss in older adults with learning disabilities was completed. Results: A significant…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Older Adults, Intellectual Disability, Quality of Life
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Foster, Liam; Boxall, Kathy – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Background: People (with and without learning disabilities) are living longer. Demographic ageing creates challenges and the leading policy response to these challenges is "active ageing". "Active" does not just refer to the ability to be physically and economically active, but also includes ongoing social and civic engagement…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Intellectual Disability, Civil Rights
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Walker, Carol – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Background: Growing numbers of people with learning disabilities are now living into older age. This study aims to examine the state of knowledge about their lives and the challenges that ageing has for both family carers and policymakers and practitioners. Materials and Methods: The article synthesises existing research in the fields of learning…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Knowledge Level
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Herron, Daniel; Priest, Helena M.; Read, Sue – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Background: There has been an increase in inclusive research in the learning disability field; however, this has not been reflected within learning disability and dementia research, where little is known from the perspective of people with learning disabilities. This paper will define inclusive research, explore reasons for the dearth of inclusive…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Older Adults, Dementia, Research
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Turner, Sue; Cooper Ueki, Madeline – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Background: This paper seeks to explore the opportunities and challenges generated by current policy, guidance and legislation in England relating to older people, in terms of the practical implications for older people with learning disabilities. Methods: Using the broad themes housing, employment, social inclusion and isolation, care and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Public Policy, Intellectual Disability
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Wark, Stuart; Canon-Vanry, Miranda; Ryan, Peta; Hussain, Rafat; Knox, Marie; Edwards, Meaghan; Parmenter, Marie; Parmenter, Trevor; Janicki, Matthew; Leggatt-Cook, Chez – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Background: Access to support services in rural areas is known to be problematic both in Australia, and in other countries around the world, but the majority of research on the population of people ageing with learning disability has so far focussed on metropolitan residents. The authors report about select aspects of the lived experience of older…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Aging (Individuals), Older Adults
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Bibby, Rita – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
This paper reports on the key findings from a review of the literature on future planning for adults with a learning disability who live with older parents and carers. This area has gained attention in recent years, owing to the improved life expectancy of people with a learning disability and the increasing number who now outlive their parents.…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Adults, Learning Disabilities, Parents
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Doody, Catriona M.; Markey, Kathleen; Doody, Owen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
People with an intellectual disability are living longer, and the numbers continue to rise. Ireland has and is seeing a dramatic change in the age pro?le of clients and the support services they require. While Ireland had speci?cally trained nurses in intellectual disability, they predominately work in residential settings. This can be seen as…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Delivery Systems, Social Services
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Furniss, Kate Atkins; Loverseed, Annie; Lippold, Tessa; Dodd, Karen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
It is well established that people with Down's syndrome are more likely to develop dementia than other people and that onset of dementia is likely to occur earlier at an earlier age. The article reports on a specialist service for people with Down's syndrome and dementia. The service has offered dementia screening and assessment to people with…
Descriptors: Caring, Dementia, Semi Structured Interviews, Caregivers
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Gillespie, Mike – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
Special Olympics is the largest competitive sports organisation in the world for athletes with intellectual disabilities. The organisation has attempted to make adjustments to its programmes in order to stay relevant to participants. However, minimal investigation relative to participation patterns and demographics of athletes are available. Given…
Descriptors: Athletics, Mental Retardation, Physical Fitness, Athletes
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