Troubles Facing Disabled & Elderly Women
A higher percentage of women have disabilities than men, although certain disabilities have more male victims than female. As a people age, they are more likely to develop a physical or mental form of disability. According to "The New Harvard Guide to Women's Health," 40 percent of American women over the age of 65 develop at least one form of physical impairment. Women with disabilities and who are elderly share some common vulnerabilities and troubles, although certain struggles are age-specific and all struggles depend on the individual and the particular situation.