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Aging with a Spinal Cord Injury
By Rina Reyes, MD, Medical Director of the UW SCI Rehabilitation Program and Assistant Professor in the UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, and Ivan Molton, PhD, Rehabilitation Psychologist and Acting Assistant Professor in the UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Presented on June 9, 2009, at the University of Washington Medical Center.
Everybody's Doing It! Aging with a Spinal Cord Injury People with SCI are living longer after injury than ever before. Consequently, they can now expect to live long enough to develop the same kinds of age-related health problems that affect the general population. What are the special concerns for people aging with a spinal cord injury and what can they do to age well and stay as healthy as possible? In this forum, our panel of experts—five people with SCI who, taken together, have been living with SCI for 189 years!—discuss their experiences and share their methods for coping with changes and staying healthy and positive as they age. Presented on October 9, 2012 at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA