Lifelong parenting of adults with developmental disabilities: Growth Trends over 20 years in midlife and later life

제목
Lifelong parenting of adults with developmental disabilities: Growth Trends over 20 years in midlife and later life
저자

E.H.Namkung; J.S. Greenberg; M.R. Mailick; F.J. Floyd

키워드
aging parents; physical health; psychological well-being; co-residence
발행연도
2018-05-01
발행기관
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Series
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, vol. 123, no. 3, pp. 228 - 240
Journal Title
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
초록
This research examined how parenting adults with developmental disabilities affects parental well-being beyond midlife and into old age. Parents of adults with developmental disabilities (n = 249) and parents of adults without disabilities (n = 9,016), studied in their early 50s and mid-60s, were longitudinally tracked into their early 70s. Compared to parents of adults without disabilities, parents of adults with disabilities showed a pattern of normative functioning in their 50s, followed by poorer well-being in their mid-60s, and further declines in health and well-being into the early 70s. Aging parents who co-resided with their adult child with disabilities were particularly vulnerable, experiencing a steeper increase in depressive symptoms and body mass index (BMI) than parents whose child with disabilities lived away from home.
ISSN
1944-7515
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