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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.

Alzheimer's Disease Story

October 2022 | Abby Rowley, LCSW - Clinical Therapist, Adult Down Syndrome Center

The stories linked below were developed to help individuals with Down syndrome understand what Alzheimer's disease is and how Alzheimer's disease may affect someone in their life. There are versions for a family member, friend, and roommate. 

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Family member Alzheimer's disease story, opens in new window

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Friend Alzheimer's disease story

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Roommate Alzheimer's disease story, opens in new window


Additional resources can be found in the Alzheimer's Disease section of our online library. 

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We offer a variety of resources for people with Down syndrome, their families and caregivers and the professionals who care for and work with them. Search our collection of articles, webinars, videos, and other educational materials.

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Please note: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for a medical, psychiatric, mental health, or behavioral evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment plan by a qualified professional. We recommend you review the educational material with your health providers regarding the specifics of your health care needs.