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Transitions in Aging

Supporting Individuals with Developmental Disabilities as Caregivers

In conclusion...

Photo of a younger woman helping elderly woman select fruit at outdoor market

  • Remember every person's situation is different!
      - SUPPORT
      - EDUCATE
      - EMPOWER

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Notes and References

In conclusion, when working with individuals who are aging with a developmental disability, we should consider the person-centered or family-centered approach.

Understand that each family faces different challenges. Therefore, it is helpful to provide support and offer educational materials and resources to families in order to promote healthy coping, and finally, empower the family to make purposeful, informed decisions for their loved ones.

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