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Family Healthy
Questions Your Child Will Want You to Ask:
  Who else understands my medical needs and is available if I need help communicating those needs to others?  Am I referred so specialists for specific concerns?  Are my supporters aware of how some medications can affect an older person differently?  Do I get regular physicals such as mammograms, prostate check and blood pressure monitoring? Am I eating healthy meals and snacks?  Am I staying as physically active as possible?  Who will help me create a will and make my wishes known for medical directives?
Understanding the Health Needs of Older Adults with an Intellectual Disability
Support for Older  People with Intellectual Disability: A Manual for Promoting Health http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/rl_dsl/Providers/health-manual.pdf
Guidelines for Structuring Community Care and Supports for People with Intellectual Disabilities Affected by Dementiahttp://aadmd.org/sites/default/files/NTG-communitycareguidelines-Final.pdf
Specialists
Geriatric Recommendations for Adults with DD http://www.clinicalgeriatrics.com/articles/Healthcare-Issues-Aging-Adults-with-Intellectual-and-Other-Developmental-Disabilities
American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org/
Arthritis  http://www.arthritis.org/
Dementia National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices http://aadmd.org/ntg
Fall Risk information http://www.idph.state.il.us/idhp/idhp_Falls.htm
Home Health Aides ww.homehealthcareagencies.com/
VNA Healthcare of CT     http://www.vnahealthcare.org/
Medications
Nutrition & Exercise
Directives
CT Advanced Directives http://www.ct.gov/agingservices/lib/agingservices/pdf/advancedirectivesenglish.pdf