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Cerebral Palsy in Older adults

baker_h Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited June 2018 in Cerebral palsy
Hi all,

I am currently undertaking a Masters module and as part of this am writing about a case study of an older adult (71 years) with Cerebral Palsy. I have so far been unable to find any evidence, journals, research etc into older adults with Cerebral Palsy. I'm really disappointed that it seems nobody has looked into this area before. 

Does anybody have any advice about journals/evidence/research/websites etc that are specifically around Cerebral Palsy and the older adult? My assignment is specifically in rehabilitation of gait (walking/mobility) and balance. 

Many thanks, in advance. To note, the turnaround deadline is very short and I have just a couple of weeks to complete this!!


  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,115

    Scope community team

    Hi @baker_h
    Thank you for your post and a warm welcome to our community. Cerebral Palsy (CP) in adults is very much under-researched. I can suggest some articles that may be of use to you.

    Ageing with cerebral palsy; what are the health experiences of adults with cerebral palsy? A qualitative study.
    This is available at http://bmjopen.bmj.com/ 

    and HAAK et-al 2009 Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology - Cerebral Palsy and Aging.
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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  • baker_h
    baker_h Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you so much for your kind and helpful response. I am stunned that references I have since found referring to 'the older adult with CP' is as young as just 40 years old!! Although I acknowledge some patients experience age-related changes around this time, it does not mean they are 'geriatric!' It would be great to hear if anyone else has any articles/blogs/research they are aware of in relation to the older adult living with CP.


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