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Frontline Issue 105

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“To Know More To Be More and To Do More” - Oscar Wilde

With a crash of 40 tribal drummers in shades and a parade of banners from the six regional services roared on by their partisan supporters, the 18th Annual conference of self-advocates exploded into life. Weeks of painstaking preparation came to fruition with a stirring video address from ....

Based on a presentation given to Inclusion Ireland, Dublin, 14th September 2016.

With Ireland still to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, Errol Cocks explores Individual Supported Living and lays out the Australian experience of a person-centred approach to Individualised Funding, identifying the importance of controlling its best use via people with disabilities and their families, and reducing the influence of government / NGOs.

Lorraine Ledger outlines the beginning, development and success of a novel approach to creating an educational resource about bone health, dealing with causes, risks, screening and prevention for bone issues, a considerable concern for people with an Intellectual Disability.

The Irish Longitudinal study on Ageing – Intellectual Disability Services (TILDA-IDS) Wave II report (2014) highlighted that osteoporosis is the most common non-cardiovascular disease among the Intellectual Disability (ID) population, higher than arthritis, cancers and respiratory conditions.

How to avoid loneliness in older people with an Intellectual Disability, by Andrew Wormald

What are the circumstances in a person’s life that best help them avoid or overcome loneliness? For some people as they age loneliness is an ever-present risk. Mounting losses to social resources and deterioration in health increase the risk of experiencing loneliness.

Lorraine Keating and Eilish Burke sought to help people with an intellectual disability to take better care of their own health, using a number of innovative methods…

The importance of health and well-being is paramount to having a good quality of life. However, to stay healthy and happy into old age, and to experience good life quality you have to be an active participant in your own health.