People with intellectual disabilities are living longer, with increasing numbers advancing into older age. This is directly related to improvements in health care and supports, but it also carries with it challenges in terms of delivering appropriate care and service for older individuals with intellectual disabilities and who develop complex care needs as they age.

This research report explores these issues in more depth.

Report on The Care of Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Complex Age-Related Conditions

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The Care of Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Complex Age-Related Conditions Executive Summary

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The research was launched with a webinar on 19/01/23, which you can view on our YouTube channel.

The webinar panel included;

  • Dr. Rosalyn Tamming (Head of Policy, Research & Public Affairs, NDA)
  • Dr. Fintan Sheerin (Associate Professor in Intellectual Disability Nursing, TCD School of Nursing & Midwifery)
  • Helena Connors (National Federation of Voluntary Bodies)
  • Dr. Sandra Fleming (Assistant Professor, TCD School of Nursing & Midwifery)
  • Marie Ann Byrne (Family Member)
  • Prof. Mary McCarron (Professor of Ageing and Intellectual Disability, TCD School of Nursing & Midwifery)
  • Prof. Philip McCallion (Professor/Director at the School of Social Welfare, Temple School of Social Work, Temple University, Philadelphia),
  • Dr. Maureen D’Eath (Research Fellow, TCD School of Nursing & Midwifery)