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Aging with Developmental Disabilities: Women's Health Issues


People with intellectual disabilities and other developmental disabilities are living longer, and good health plays a vital role in their quality of life as they age. 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.

This fact sheet provides information on age-related health issues for women with developmental disabilities based on the reasearch to-date. The fact sheet addresses the most commonly asked questions by women who are aging and includes a list of related resources for women who want more information.

Contact Info:
Name:Ann Cameron Williams
Title:Project Coordinator
Organization:University of Illinois at Chicago
Address:Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Room 713
Chicago, IL 60608
Cost:$2.00 Item Number 500.015

Web Links

Link to the Fact Sheet

RRTC on Aging with Developmental Disabilities home page

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