Resource CenterHealth & Wellness after SCIHealth and Wellness by sub-topicAging with SCI

2.3. Aging with SCI

 

Aging & Sexuality
An article from Paraplegia News magazine  by Stanley Ducharme, Ph.D. reviews some of the changes that occur as a result of aging and how individuals with SCI have additional concerns and issues.

Osteoporosis
A pamphlet from Craig Hospital that discusses the risk of osteoporosis in individuals with SCI, it's diagnosis and treatment.
 
A pamphlet from Craig Hospital that discusses aging and spinal cord injuries.

Aging with a Spinal Cord Injury
SCI Forum Report & Video Presented on June 9, 2009, by Rina Reyes, MD, Medical Director, UW Medicine SCI Rehabilitation Program and Assistant Professor, UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, and Ivan Molton, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Acting Assistant Professor, UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Aging with Spinal Cord Injury: Sleep Problems
Researchers at the University of Washington's Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Disabilities describe common sleep problems and provide solutions to help you sleep better.

Upper Extremity Pain
A pamphlet from Craig Hospital that discusses upper extremity pain and injury experienced from daily overuse. Reviews injuries to the rotator cuff, biceps tendon, and wrist and the treatment choices available.

Am I Ready for a Van?
A pamphlet from Craig Hospital that discusses reasons one may or may not want to switch from driving a car to a van.

Bladder Cancer
A pamphlet from Craig Hospital that discusses the higher risk of bladder cancer in individuals with SCI.

Healthy Aging After Spinal Cord Injury
Summary of a program on SCI Forum, May, 2006 , by the NW Regional SCI System, University of Washington, that discusses diseases and health problems that affect people as they age and there concern for individuals with SCI.

Medications
An article by Craig Hospital Research Department from their SCI Health and Wellness series on Aging with SCI that discusses the risks with medications and that the risks rise as you age with your SCI.

Osteoporosis in SCI
The SCI Forum presentation, "Osteoporosis in SCI," by Jelena Svircev, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington and SCI physician at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, is now available on the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System Web site for viewing on your computer as streaming video. A written report of the presentation is also online.

Diabetes & SCI:  Prevention and Treatment
A pamphlet produced by Craig Hospital that discusses risks of individuals with SCI becoming diabetic, the treatment, and how to avoid complications.

Breast Cancer
A pamphlet from Craig Hospital that explains the risks of breast cancer for women with SCI and ways to decrease the risks. 

SCI and the Risk for Heart Disease
An article from the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (SCI Update, Summer 2009: Volume 18, Number 2).
Do people with spinal cord injuries have a higher risk for developing heart disease than the general population? Find out about your risks and what you can do about them.

Switching to a Power Chair
A pamphlet from Craig Hospital that reviews decisions one faces when considering changing from a manual chair to a power chair. Discusses reasons for change; questions to ask oneself regarding the need to change; and how this may affect one's future function.
 

Also see Aging with SCI video in VIDEO RESOURCE ROOM referenced below

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