Alzheimer's Disease in Down Syndrome Topic Guide
Alzheimer's Disease in Individuals With Down Syndrome: Alzheimer's disease is a progressive form of dementia strongly associated with old age. Down Syndrome is a congenital condition that leads to intellectual disabilities, among other problems that tend to shorten life. Alzheimer's manifests in those with Down syndrome with similar signs and symptoms to the way it manifests in those without Down, however, it tends to begin in the patient's 40s and 50s.
Alzheimer's Disease Support Alzheimer's disease patients and caregivers are under emotional and physical stress most of the day and night. Information on how to manage the stresses of this disease for both the caregiver and patient is critical for the health of both individuals.
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