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Ageing with disability: A lifecourse perspective

Eva Grassman and Anna Whitaker


This is the first book to address the issue of ageing after a long life with disability. It breaks new ground through its particular lifecourse perspective, examining what it means to age with a physical or mental disability and what the implications are of ‘becoming old’ for people who have had extensive disabilities for many years. These people may have had to leave the labour market early, and the book looks at available care resources, both formal and informal. Ageing with disability challenges set ideas about successful ageing, as well as some of those about disabilities. The lifecourse a ... More

Keywords: A long life with disability, Physical disability, Mental disability, Ageing, Formal and informal care, Lifecourse approach, Ageing parents, Mutual care

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781447305224
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447305224.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eva Grassman, author

Anna Whitaker, author