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Aging and Developmental Disabilities - use both the article and the PP (the correct terminology for this population is I/DD or intellectual disabled (reduced mental capacity)/developmentally disabled (physical) 1. a) What is the I/DD population in the U.S. – 2.5 to 7 Million b) what is the age 55+ I/DD population. – approximately 200,00 to 500,000 people c) why is there a concern for the age 55+ population – There are concerns for as individuals get older their immune systems become weaker causing them to become more susceptible to diseases and multiple system problems. Another concern is that their caregivers may be unequipped to deal with their illnesses. 2. a) Define I/DD - is any learning disability or physical disability that occurs before someone is 22 years of age that limits their communicative, physical, intellectual or social growth. b) list four types of I/DD – 1) Autism 2) Cerebral Palsy 3) Spinal Bifid 4) Down’s syndrome c) describe two aging commonalities that most of the I/DD population have in common with the general population, 1) Same rate of change 2) Same aging changes d) which two I/DD populations do not have this commonality Down’s syndrome and Cerebral Palsy 2. Describe three aging myths of the I/DD population (see slides 2) 1) It is believed that all individuals with Down’s Syndrome have Alzheimer’s, however this is not typically diagnosed nor do signs appear until they are in their early 50’s. 2) It is believed most I/DD individuals live in residential care, however, the majority live at home with family. Only about 10% actually live in residential care.
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