Resources for Disabled Seniors
Just as we know that autistic children become autistic adults, so it is also true that autistic adults become autistic seniors. Many seniors, disabled or not, need additional help and services. Here we share with you some resources that might be useful to you or someone you love.
Should They Stay or Should They Go: Home Modifications and Selling Your Home (Home City) – If you or a loved one is disabled, sooner or later the question must be asked whether or not your home fills your needs. It is this that this post attempts to answer. There are links on the page with information that pertain to your or your loved one’s needs.
How to Save on Adaptive Equipment As You Care for Disabled or Senior Loved Ones (The Real Deal) – This post provides a guide to everything people need to know about buying assistive technology in a smart way. The objective is to get the necessary assitance without overspending on needed items.
Elderly with Autism: Executive Functions and Memory (Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders) – “Cognitive autism research is mainly focusing on children and young adults even though we know that autism is a life-long disorder and that healthy aging already has a strong impact on cognitive functioning,” write the authors of this article, Hilde M. Geurts and Marlies E. Vissers. “We compared the neuropsychological profile of 23 individuals with autism and 23 healthy controls (age range 51–83 years). Deficits were observed in attention, working memory, and fluency. Aging had a smaller impact on fluency in the high functioning autism (HFA) group than in the control group, while aging had a more profound effect on visual memory performance in the HFA group. Hence, we provide novel evidence that elderly with HFA have subtle neuropsychological deficits and that the developmental trajectories differ between elderly with and without HFA in particular cognitive domains.”
Special Needs Seniors – Planning for the Future of this Vulnerable Population (Retiring Wise Blog) – The goal of this blog is to “provide you with a master list of resources that you can tap into to find solutions for your [disabled] loved ones.” Even if you are a disabled person who is self-sufficient today, the advise in this blog could help you prepare for your senior years. Covered in this blog are such items as financial and medical concerns, who will make decisions for you or your loved one, and challenges with social communication and understanding.