Women with Disabilities Aging Well: A Global View / Edition 1

Women with Disabilities Aging Well: A Global View / Edition 1

by Patricia Noonan Walsh, Barbara LeRoy
     
 

What do women with developmental disabilities experience as they age and what can service providers and researchers learn from their stories? That question is the focus of this exceptional book, which weaves informative research with the oral histories of more than 160 women in eighteen countries. Emphasizing that disability is not a disease, the authors use their

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What do women with developmental disabilities experience as they age and what can service providers and researchers learn from their stories? That question is the focus of this exceptional book, which weaves informative research with the oral histories of more than 160 women in eighteen countries. Emphasizing that disability is not a disease, the authors use their research and the personal stories they collected to explore contributing factors to healthy aging and suggest how professionals can help women with disabilities live lives of dignity, respect, and community participation. Readers will review illuminating statistics and discover how women with disabilities around the world manage the everyday issues they face, including economic factors such as securing employment, gaining economic control, and financing living arrangements personal issues such as grooming, mobility, and support systems health and nutrition recreation relationships with family members and friends overall well being and quality of life disability policies and programs that influence all these factors With this expertly stitched quilt of common themes and experiences, readers will have the cross-cultural perspective and research-based facts they need to help ensure healthy aging for women with disabilities and guide future research and policy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557667151
Publisher:
Brookes Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

About the authors
About the collaborators
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Successful aging : an international perspective9
Ch. 3Collecting information and stories17
Ch. 4Economic and personal safety nets29
Ch. 5Health55
Ch. 6Social roles79
Ch. 7A sense of well-being101
Ch. 8Aging well : policy, practice, and research implications125
References143
Appendix : Interview protocol155
Index163

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