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Ageing is easier with you

Over the last few years, the ageing rate is growing unstoppably in Spain. In 2021, it reached 129.11%, which means that there are already 129 over-64s for every 100 under-16s. In particular in the Basque Country, the ageing rate reached 158.5%. Bearing in mind this context, different initiatives have been carried out with the aim …

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Active Aging of elderly people with intellectual disabilities

Active Aging of elderly people with intellectual disabilities: from the individual initiative to the collective project On December the 3rd , the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was celebrated. This date offers the opportunity to highlight the need to break down barriers in order to create  a more inclusive society. Likewise, this celebration aims …

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Dilemma between self-determination and duty of care

A Swedish report by R&D-Södertörn suggests that dilemmas may arise between staff and adults with developmental inhibitions, especially when the adult with developmental inhibition eats or drinks too much and at the same time must be supported in his right to self-determination and conduct his own choices (Assadi, 2012). The R&D-Södertörn report highlights in particular …

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Health Promotion

Health Promotion and individual responsibility

Mastery and self-determination in relation to health promotion Meaningful, manageable and comprehensible activities promote mastery and control in the individual adult with developmental inhibition. The focus on health promotion activities requires committed and motivated employees, who through the promotion of the individual’s right to self-determination can pave the way to a health-promoting everyday life. Anne …

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What has been done so far?

What has been done so far?

  One of the first activities of our project was to carry out a “Needs Analysis” research, aiming to collect information on which are the main needs and characteristics of older people with intellectual disabilities/learning difficulties and their families, regarding to their bio-psycho-social care, in order to improve their quality of life. The research was …

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Our website is on air

Our website is now on air and we can share the result with you. AIDA project is the new Erasmus+ project with main aim the elderly with Intellectual Disabilities (ID), due to the lack of specific training in Vocational Training (VET) centers to care for them. Our purpose was to create a fast, easy and …

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