While an individual’s cerebral palsy will not decline as they get older, there are a few things that can impact their overall health and wellness. The two factors that have the biggest effect on adults with CP are motor and intellectual impairments.
The most common challenges that adults with cerebral palsy experience are:
- Premature aging
- Walking or swallowing disorders
- Post-impairment syndrome
- Mental health conditions
- Challenges in the workplace
If more than one of the above issues persists, this can impact an individual’s overall well-being as an adult. However, cerebral palsy is not thought to be a life-threatening condition on its own. Symptoms of CP can be managed through various forms of therapy, alternative treatment methods or surgery.