Did you know? Healthy lifestyle choices may delay or reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease in people with Down syndrome.
Alzheimer’s disease is significantly more common in individuals with Down syndrome compared to individuals without Down syndrome. Sadly, we do not know definitively how to prevent or cure the disease. However, there are steps that individuals with Down syndrome can take to promote overall health that also may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or delay its onset. Brian Chicoine, MD, discusses these steps in this article called Reducing Risk of Getting Alzheimer's Disease.
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