Down Syndrome Topic Guide
Down Syndrome: Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that is caused by an extra chromosome 21. Down syndrome is also referred to as Trisomy 21. Other variations of Down syndrome include Robertsonian translocation and partial/segmental trisomy, and mosaic Down syndrome. There is no treatment for Down syndrome.
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.
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