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Older adults

Jan 17, 2024


You are now equiped with the wisdom of 40 years of life experience! Only recently have more people living with PWS been reaching their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. The oldest person we know lived to 74 years of age. Our knowledge of how Prader-Willi syndrome effects people in their later years is quite limited. Very little research has been done in this area, and the number of people in this age group is comparatively small, but growing! We will update this resource list as more knowledge about you and your friends is better understood by our community and researchers.

Ageing with dignity and purpose

Healthcare for adults living with PWS

Speech and language for adults

Moving out of family home to supported living

A wealth of information about successful supported living for adults with PW.

Friendships and relationships

A person living with PWS talks about the challenges of social connections, gender and sexuality.

Information for GP’s

An overview of characteristics of PWS, with health care risk and recommendations.

Hospital admission guidelines

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital recommened admission policy for people living with PWS.

Mental capacity and guardianship

An introduction to the differences in the arrangements.

Supported decision making

Some disabled people need support to make big decisions in their lives. This booklet introduces the concepts.

Information for professional providers and support workers

Support providers – expectations

Guidance on how to have the best community inclusion experience and better community access outcomes.

Information for NDIS planners, LAC’s and support coordinators

A guide that explains how those roles can offer better service to people living with PWS.

For me

People living with PWS can learn from each other. Australians have an online PWS leaders group called Our way of Life Australia. See the video and other resources about relationships, online safety and more on the For me page.

Residential aged care and the NDIS

Some people living with PWS may be around the age of 65 and contemplating a nursing home.



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