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Oct._12_-_PPT_Handout - 10/3/09 Impact
of
Disabili/es


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Unformatted text preview: 10/3/09 Impact
of
Disabili/es
 Week
of
Oct.
12
 Medical
Issues
and
ID
 •  Some
condi/ons
related
to
ID
also
result
in
 medical
issues.
 •  People
with
ID
are
at
greater
risk
for
 developing
health
problems.
 •  People
with
Down
Syndrome
oCen
develop
 medical
problems
as
their
lives
progress.
 Medical
Problems

 and
Down
Syndrome
 •  Some
common
health
problems
associated
 with
DS
include:
 –  Hypotonia
 –  Vision
problems
 –  Hearing
loss
 –  Heart
defects
 –  Gastrointes/nal
defects
 –  Thyroid
problems
 1 10/3/09 Other
Medical
Issues
and
DS
 •  People
with
DS
have
lower
rates
of

 –  Hypertension
 –  Arthri/s
 •  People
with
DS
are
more
likely
to
have
 –  Poor
oral
hygiene
 –  Poor
dental
care
and
condi/on
 •  People
with
DS
have
higher
incidences
of
 epilepsy.
 •  People
with
DS
are
less
likely
to
smoke.
 Accessing
Specialized
Health
Care

 •  Parents
of
children
with
disabili/es
oCen
 experience
difficulty
finding
appropriate
health
 care
and
health
care
providers.
 •  Par/cularly,
problems
are
noted
by
families
of
 children
with
DS,
au/sm,
and
health
 impairments.
 •  Common
problems
are
 –  GePng
referrals
(when
covered
by
insurance)
 –  Finding
providers
with
exper/se
in
the
area
of
need
 –  GePng
appointments
 –  Coordina/on
of
services
 Accessing
Specialized
Health
Care

 •  Difficulty
with
accessing
care
is
consistent
across
 disability
areas.
 –  Families
of
children
with
au/sm
are
2
to
3
more
/mes
 likely
to
experience
more
problems.
 –  Families
of
children
with
ID
are
about
2
/mes
more
 likely

to
experience
difficulty.
 –  Families
of
children
with
health
impairments
report
 the
fewest
difficul/es—usually
related
to
gePng
 appointments. 

 •  Families
with
more
than
one
child
needing
 specialized
care
report
more
access
problems.
 2 10/3/09 Medical
Issues

 Related
to
Aging
and
ID
 •  Life
expectancy
for
people
with
ID
has
increased.
 –  In
the
20’s
and
30’s,
life
expectancy
was
about
20
 years.
 –  By
the
80’s,
life
expectancy
had
increased
to
about
60
 years.
 •  Es/mates
of
the
number
of
people
with
 developmental
disabili/es
60
years
old
and
older
 in
the
US
are
around
525K.
 –  This
number
is
expected
double
by
2030.

 Medical
Issues

 Related
to
Aging
and
ID
 •  Adults
with
ID
have
more
medical
problems
 than
their
age
peers.
 •  Adults
with
ID
have
similar
mortality
rates
as
 their
age
peers
to
age
30‐34.
 Medical
Issues

 Related
to
Aging
and
ID
 •  Adults
with
ID
are
at
greater
risk
for
 developing
psychiatric
and
mental
disorders.


 •  Diagnosis
can
be
problema/c.
 3 10/3/09 Medical
Issues

 Related
to
Aging
and
ID
 •  Some
condi/ons
commonly
developed
are:
 –  Adap/ve
behavior
difficul/es
 –  Behavior
disorders
 –  Demen/a
 Health
Decisions
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course EEX 2000 taught by Professor Elizabethfilippi during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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