Tag Archives: aging

Aging, IDD, and Dementia – A Quick Look at the Research

As people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are living longer, the can develop dementia. Here’s a quick look at research on aging, IDD, and dementia. Continue reading

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Active Aging: Optimizing Opportunities for Health, Wellness, and Participation

According to the article, Active Aging: A Global Goal by Rocío Fernández-Ballesteros, et al. (2013), defines active aging as an “umbrella concept embracing a semantic space in which healthy, successful, or productive aging are strongly related.” Active aging was defined … Continue reading

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Survey Opp: Seeking Older Adults and People with Disabilities for Survey on Access to COVID-19 Information

We are sharing this survey opportunity as a courtesy on behalf of the Center for Advanced Communications Policy at Georgia Tech. For information on the study, see the contact listed below. Seeking Older Adults and People with Disabilities for Survey … Continue reading

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Exploring the Research on Aging with Disabilities for Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month, a celebration led by the Administration for Community Living. The theme for 2020 is “Make Your Mark,” encouraging and celebrating the countless contributions that older adults make to our communities every day. Within the community … Continue reading

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Accessibility in Spain: The Accessibility Observatory

The Accessibility Observatory (in Spanish) in Spain, a project of the Accessibility Unit of COCEMFE (in Spanish), highlights the importance of accessibility and the use of support products that are essential to improve the quality of life of people with … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for October 2019

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: My friends and I are aging with and into disabilities. For example, some of us have arthritis that makes … Continue reading

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Is there a difference between independent living and assisted living?

We often refer our patrons to centers for independent living when they are looking for services and supports in their community, which is often met with, “But I’m not looking for a nursing home—I don’t need that kind of help—that’s … Continue reading

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Let’s Take a Peek at NIDILRR’s Outcome Domains: Health and Function

Welcome back to our series that highlights NIDILRR’s Outcome Domains. This month, we will be looking at NIDILRR’s Health and Function Outcome Domain. This outcome domain focuses NIDILRR-funded research that addresses challenges to individual care, services, and supports for people … Continue reading

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CONAPAM and Costa Rica’s Older Adults

The National Council of the Elderly (CONAPAM, according to its initials in Spanish) (Spanish) is Costa Rica’s governing body on aging and older adults. As such, CONAPAM formulates national policies and plans and promotes, executes, evaluates, and coordinates the development … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy: A Brief History

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines physical therapy (PT) as “therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disease, injury, or disability that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (such as massage and electrotherapy), assistive … Continue reading

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