Dispelling Fears About Aging with a Disability: Lessons from the Disability Rights Community Article

Beaulaurier, RL, Taylor, SH. (2001). Dispelling Fears About Aging with a Disability: Lessons from the Disability Rights Community . 35(2), 81-98. 10.1300/J083v35n02_06

cited authors

  • Beaulaurier, RL; Taylor, SH

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abstract

  • There have been revolutionary changes in the way that many people perceive and deal with the issue of disability. These changes effect both the nature of services and the expectations that people may have about disabilities acquired late in life. This raises issues about the fears and anxieties that non-disabled seniors have about acquiring a disability as they age. This article addresses the most important aspects of the reconceptualization of disability as it relates to the field of aging and proposes a model for addressing senior's fears about acquiring a disability and preparing for life with disabilities typically acquired as people age. © 2001 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • November 5, 2001

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start page

  • 81

end page

  • 98

volume

  • 35

issue

  • 2