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Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Optimizing Choice and Change

This textbook covers many issues regarding services for older adults, including
health and medical issues, lifestyle transitions, community living options, and
service trends.


This comprehensive book covers many areas and issues about people with developmental disabilities as they age. Some of the content includes:

- maintaining optimal functioning
- health care issues
- use of psychotropic medications
- social inclusion
- realities of retirement and preretirement planning
- support systems
- leisure participation
- psychological adjustment
- a national survey of community living options
- federal legislation that supports community living
- small-scale living options
- cross-training between aging and developmental disabilities
- translating policy into practice
- a multicultural context
- research and self-advocacy

This book was published in 1993 and edited by:

- Evelyn Sutton of the Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology at the University of Akron, Ohio
- Alan Factor and Tamar Heller, both of the Illinois UAP in Developmental Disabilities and College of Associated Health Professions, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Barbara Hawkins of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and Institute for Developmental Disabilities at Indiana University
- Gary Seltzer of the School of Social Work and Program on Aging and Developmental Disabilities at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin

Many other authors contributed.

Contact Info:
Organization:Paul H. Brookes, Inc.
Address:PO Box 10624
Baltimore, MD 21285-0624

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