Arnold Werner MD (1939–2007), an outstanding psychiatrist and a professor at Michigan State University, who had spastic diplegia that worsened considerably in his sixties, did much to raise national consciousness in the US on the importance of addressing CP in adult life.
Cerebral palsy and aging
Article first published online: 3 SEP 2009
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Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology
Special Issue: Adults with Cerebral Palsy: A workshop to define the challenges of treating and preventing the secondary musculoskeletal and neuromuscular complications in this rapidly growing population.
Volume 51, Issue Supplement s4, pages 16–23, October 2009
How to Cite
HAAK, P., LENSKI, M., HIDECKER, M. J. C., LI, M. and PANETH, N. (2009), Cerebral palsy and aging. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 51: 16–23. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2009.03428.x
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS It is encouraging to note that two recent workshops in the USA supported by the Cerebral Palsy International Research and Education Foundation (formerly the United Cerebral Palsy Research and Education Foundation) have addressed issues of prevention and treatment of functional abilities in adults with CP, including the Arnold Werner* Workshop in May 2008 at Michigan State University and the meeting in conjunction with the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine in September 2008 in Atlanta. Continued recognition of the research and medical needs of adults with CP will hopefully spur new and rigorous longitudinal studies of functional abilities that can inform preventive and management approaches to aging with CP.
Mr. Haak was supported by NIH Fellowship No 05 T32HD046977-04. Dr. Hidecker was supported by NIH/NIDCD Fellowship No F32 DC08265.
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
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