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Aging and Disability: The Need of A Bridge To Promote Wellbeing, Quality Of Life And Participation

Version 1 : Received: 12 August 2018 / Approved: 13 August 2018 / Online: 13 August 2018 (09:47:22 CEST)

How to cite: Petretto, D.R.; Gaviano, L.; Pili, L.; Pili, R. Aging and Disability: The Need of A Bridge To Promote Wellbeing, Quality Of Life And Participation. Preprints 2018, 2018080224 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201808.0224.v1). Petretto, D.R.; Gaviano, L.; Pili, L.; Pili, R. Aging and Disability: The Need of A Bridge To Promote Wellbeing, Quality Of Life And Participation. Preprints 2018, 2018080224 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201808.0224.v1).

Abstract

In the last decades there has been a progressive aging of the population, known as “demographic revolution” or “demographic transition”. As a consequence of the worldwide progressive aging of population and of the increasing of general life expectancy, the relationship between aging and disability became a very important one and received a huge interest in research for its consequences on participation, inclusion and quality of life of ageing people and for its consequences on socio-sanitary organizations. The aim of this paper is to analyze this relationship and to discuss consequences on participation, inclusion and quality of life of ageing people, according to recent conceptual models of disability and active ageing. According to previous papers this relationship could be considered in two ways: ageing with disability (which refers to people living with long-term effects of disabling conditions acquired from birth to middle age) and disability with ageing (which refers to people which disabling conditions acquired later or age-related conditions), but newer papers proposed a convergence of these two approaches, taking into account the similarities and the differences between the two ways.

Subject Areas

disability, ageing, health, disablement, wellbeing, functioning, participation, inclusion, oldest olds, genetics, environmental variables, lifestyles, World Health Organization

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