Rise in life expectancy needs special attention
Intended for healthcare professionals
News Previous     Next

Rise in life expectancy needs special attention

‘Active ageing’ initiative aimed at maximising well-being

People with learning disabilities are living longer and services need to reflect this, delegates at the conference were told. Edge Hill University senior lecturer Jim Ridley said: ‘When we think about people with learning disabilities, we know there has been a significant rise in life expectancy over the past 60 years and longer.

Learning Disability Practice. 20, 6, 9-9. doi: 10.7748/ldp.20.6.9.s8

Want to read more?

Already subscribed? Log in


Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first 3 months

Your subscription package includes:
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals and their archives
  • Customisable dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now