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Title: Ageing-in-a-chosen-place: commonalities and dissonance in life choice-making in elders with and without intellectual disability
Contributor(s): Hussain, Rafat (author); Parmenter, Trevor (author); Knox, Marie (author); Janicki, Matthew (author); Leggatt-Cook, Chez (author); Wark, Stuart (author)orcid ; Cannon, Miranda (author); Edwards, Meaghan (author); Parmenter, Marie (author)
Publication Date: 2014
DOI: 10.1111/jar.12106
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Abstract: Aim: The past century has seen a significant increase in the life expectancy of both people with and without lifelong disabilities. The purpose of the current research was to examine the respective experiences of people ageing with and without intellectual disability across both rural and metropolitan locations. Methods: This project utilised semi-structured interviews with participants who were still living in the community and also those who had moved into residential care facilities. The focus of these interviews was to gain an understanding of the experience of ageing both with and without an intellectual disability and to contrast the similarities and differences across both cohorts. Results: The paper will report the findings of the research, with a particular focus on the concept of "ageing-in-a-chosen-place" rather than "ageing-in-place". The key similarities and differences in the life experience of ageing individuals with and without intellectual disabilities will be discussed. Conclusion: As the life expectancy of people around the world continues to rise, we need to ensure that support structures are based around assessed individual need. Such models need to be based upon accurate information and ensure that the informed decision-making capacity of all individuals is supported.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 4th International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) Europe Regional Congress, Vienna, Austria, 14th - 17th July, 2014
Source of Publication: Abstracts of the Fourth International IASSIDD Europe Regional Congress, p. 369-369
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Place of Publication: Birmingham, England
ISSN: 1360-2322
Field of Research (FOR): 111718 Residential Client Care
111702 Aged Health Care
111703 Care for Disabled
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
Series Name: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Series Number : Volume 27, Issue 4
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