Mainstream gerontological scholarship has taken little heed of people ageing with disability, and they have also been largely overlooked by both disability and ageing policies and service systems.

The Handbook on Ageing with Disability is the first to pull together knowledge about the experience of ageing with disability. It provides a broad look at scholarship in this developing field and across different groups of people with disability in order to form a better understanding of commonalities across groups and identify unique facets of ageing within specific groups. Drawing from academic, personal, and clinical perspectives, the chapters address topics stemming from how the ageing with disability experience is framed, the heterogeneity of the population ageing with disability and the disability experience, issues of social exclusion, health and wellness, frailty, later life, and policy contexts for ageing with disability in various countries.

Responding to the need to increase access to knowledge in this field, the Handbook provides guideposts for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers about what matters in providing services, developing programmes, and implementing policies that support persons ageing with long-term disabilities and their families.

part I|80 pages

Framing the Ageing with Disability Experience

chapter 2|9 pages

Rethinking the Concept of Successful Ageing

A Disability Studies Approach

chapter 3|9 pages

Ageing with Lifelong Disability

Individual Meanings and Experiences Over Time

chapter 7|12 pages

Segmenting Ageing and Disability Policy

Ethical Concerns

part III|58 pages

Forwarding Social Inclusion

chapter 15|17 pages

Design for One is Design for All

The Past, Present, and Future of Universal Design as a Strategy for Ageing-in-Place with Disability

chapter 17|9 pages

Internalised Ageism and the User Gaze in Eldercare

Identifying New Horizons of Possibilities Through the Use of a Disability Lens

part IV|104 pages

Intellectual Disability as a Case Example

chapter 21|14 pages

Retirement for People with Intellectual Disability

Policy, Pitfalls, and Promising Practices

chapter 23|11 pages

Ageing with Intellectual Disability in Sweden

Participation and Self Determination

chapter 26|10 pages

Dementia Care for Persons Ageing with Intellectual Disability

Developing Non-Pharmacological Strategies for Support

part V|78 pages

Policies to Support Persons Ageing with Disability

chapter 32228|14 pages

Responding to Changing Workforce Realities

One Profession's Experience

chapter 29|13 pages

Ageing in Place in Group Homes

An Australian Context

chapter 33|8 pages

Ageing with Disability

Using Financial Mechanisms to Facilitate Intersectoral Collaboration