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Aims

To identify the principal influences on successful ageing in persons with intellectual disability, and then determine if they are the same or different from the influences for the general population. A second aim is to develop a first wave baseline picture of ageing among persons with intellectual disability and a cohort of subjects that may then be followed longitudinally.

Objectives

  1. To understand the health characteristics and status of persons with intellectual disability as they age
  2. To examine the service needs and health service utilization of older persons with intellectual disability as compared to the general population
  3. To identify disparities in the health status of older persons with intellectual disability as compared to findings yielded by TILDA for the general population
  4. In preparation for longitudinal follow-up, to determine potential
  • Risk factors for ill health
  • Facilitators of good health and longevity
  • Biological and environmental components of successful ageing

Last updated 24 June 2016 by idstilda@tcd.ie (Email).