Rett syndrome and ageing: a case study.

  title={Rett syndrome and ageing: a case study.},
  author={Kirsten Jacobsen and A Viken and Stephen von Tetzchner},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  volume={23 3-4},
PURPOSE This case study of an elderly women with Rett syndrome is used to consider whether observed changes may be related to physiological processes involved in ageing or environmental adaptations, which is important for delivery of rehabilitation. METHOD The life story of a woman with Rett syndrome who lived to the age of 60 is presented. It is based on medical records, older and more recent videotapes, and interviews with her sister and care staff. RESULTS After 21 years without walking… CONTINUE READING