Adult life with CP
Making The Most of Life With Cerebral Palsy
01 Nov 2017
While a cerebral palsy diagnosis can be daunting, there are many positive aspects of this condition that are worthy of a reminder.
Some reasons to smile about entering adulthood with CP are:
- Cerebral palsy is a non-progressive disorder, meaning it will not get worse as time goes on.
- The life expectancy of an individual with CP is comparable to that of the general population.
It’s important to remember that adulthood can be a difficult, exhausting process for anyone – disability or not. The symptoms of CP may present some extra obstacles along the way, but these can be managed through a healthy lifestyle, therapy, surgery, medications, and support.
In order to make the most of adulthood with cerebral palsy, it is essential to remain hopeful about the future. By maintaining a positive attitude and determination, individuals with CP can enter adulthood feeling excited for the journey ahead.