There's very little written about caring for elderly people with autism spectrum disorders. Perhaps because it is only in recent years that people have been formally diagnosed. However, autism is nothing new and there are many elderly people who are living with this condition.
I'm researching what is best practice in looking after elderly people (eg over 75 years old) who are somewhere on the autistic spectrum. This is particularly important as very elderly people can begin to lose some of their communication skills or memory, so cannot always tell you what they need.
Can you point me to any protocols on best practice care for elderly ASD people? Best practice guidelines would help carers, advocates and family members to plan better care that reflects the needs of the elderly person.
Elder care can move forwards into paliative care. Again, special guidelines seem to be needed here.