4003.0 Older Adults and Disability

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:30 AM
It is important to address the health needs of older adults with disabilities. Among topics this session addresses include: voluntary and Involuntary driving cessation in later life, self-reported and observed home-based functional ability, the meaning of work and its translation into meaningful retirement for elders with intellectual disabilities, reproducibility of the increased Guttman scalability with age of activities of daily living items, and implications of aging with neuromuscular disease for employment.
Session Objectives: 1. Differentiate between voluntary and involuntary driving cessation in later life. 2. Describe the meaning of work for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

9:24 AM
Voluntary and Involuntary Driving Cessation in Later Life
Moon Choi, PhD, Briana Mezuk, PhD and George W. Rebok, MA PhD
9:42 AM
Aging with neuromuscular disease: Implications for employment
Kara McMullen, MPH and Kurt L. Johnson, PhD

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Vision Care Section, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Disability

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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