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Examines in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Aging in People with Cerebral Palsy: What do we Know?

Submission: March 11, 2020; Published: March 18, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/EPMR.2020.03.000553

ISSN: 2637-7934
Volume 3 Issue 1


Thanks to technical and sanitary advances in recent decades, there has been a considerable improvement in the quality of life which leads to a quantitative increase in life expectancy. Around the second half of the twentieth century, a demographic transition due to social, health and economic improvements began to be generated in Western countries. This transition has changed the structure of our society (Coyle [1]). This aging process also affects people with intellectual disabilities and the group of people with CP (Coppus [2]). Its repercussions are very important since they require multiple supports and services to respond to the needs derived from this process (Moro [3] & Schepens [4]).

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