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

Decline in Skills and Regression in Adolescents and Adults with Down Syndrome Webinar Recording (8/31/2022)

August 2022 | Brian Chicoine, MD - Medical Director, Adult Down Syndrome Center

The video below is a recording of a webinar presented by Brian Chicoine, MD of the Adult Down Syndrome Center. Individuals with Down syndrome may experience decline in skills for many reasons, some of which are potentially reversible. In this webinar, Brian Chicoine, MD discussed possible causes for decline in skills, including what has been called “Down Syndrome Regression Disorder,” Alzheimer’s disease, and others. He also described potential treatments and strategies that can be used when supporting an individual with Down syndrome who is experiencing a decline in skills.

The slides from the webinar can be found at this link The preceding link will open in a new tab or window. .


Additional resources on decline in skills and regression can be found in this section of our Resource Library.

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