Older Adults with Intellectual Disability – CARE Connections

More people with intellectual disability (ID) are living longer. How can nurses support the healthy aging of people with ID?

Learn more in the April issue of issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter of the SoN’s Center for Aging Research and Education. Here’s an excerpt:

Older adults with ID face unique health challenges. They often experience age-related health changes earlier in life, have difficulty interacting with health care providers, and receive less age-appropriate screening and preventative care.

This month’s CARE Connections also includes CARE’s new annual report; a profile of CARE Affiliate Becky Muehrer, PhD, RN; manuals for supporting older people with ID; and news and events related to older adult health and well-being.

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This post was authored by Diane Farsetta on 04/16/2024.