Title

To integrate or segregate the cognitively impaired and cognitively intact in nursing homes: Lessons to be learned from educational mainstreaming

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1995

Abstract

This paper explores the parallels between the mainstreaming of disabled and non-disabled students in schools and the integration of cognitively impaired and cognitively intact residents in nursing homes. The research on educational mainstreaming at a more mature stage of development, can serve as a foundation for gerontologists by suggesting that: • The physical location of service is non-specific and relatively meaningless as an independent variable; • Integration may benefit some impaired individuals while proving detrimental to others; • Moral and political arguments often drive the discussion; and • The well-being of non-impaired individuals is often overlooked. © 1995, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

Publication Name

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Volume Number

10

First Page

12

Last Page

16

Issue Number

5

DOI

10.1177/153331759501000503

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