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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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Key Points Alzheimer's disease is more common in people with Down syndrome. Presently, we do not know how to prevent or cure Alzheimer's disease. We may lower the risk of developing Al
Alzheimer’s disease not only impacts the individual with the disease but also the individual’s family, friends, and caregivers. Several organizations provide in-person, online, and
Abstract Background: Down syndrome is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability and Alzheimer's disease. In the general population, common mental disorders (CMDs), inc
Abstract Background: Virtually all adults with Down syndrome (DS) develop Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology, but research gaps remain in understanding early signs of AD in DS. Objec
Agitated or challenging behavior can be a symptom that people with Down syndrome (DS) who have Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can have. When it occurs, careful assessment is important. An evaluati
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 i
Title: Alzheimer's Disease Prevention and Healthy Aging in People with Down Syndrome Date: May 18, 2022 Presenter: Brian Chicoine, MD Host Organization:
Abstract We determined the extent to which obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased cerebrovascular disease and amyloid burden, and the relation of the two processes across clinical
Abstract Importance: People with Down syndrome have a high risk of developing Alzheimer disease dementia. However, penetrance and age at onset are considered variable, and the association of
Alzheimer’s disease is a form of cognitive impairment and decline in skills that is more common in people with Down syndrome. It is one, but not the only, type of cognitive impairment. In fa
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurological condition. It is a type of dementia (more information about dementia is available on the National Institute on Aging website &n
Abstract Down syndrome (DS) is the most common genetic cause of Alzheimer's disease (AD) due to trisomy for all or part of human chromosome 21 (Hsa21). It is also associated with other phenoty
Abstract With improved healthcare, the Down syndrome (DS) population is both growing and aging rapidly. However, with longevity comes a very high risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The LIFE-DSR
The video below is a recording of a webinar presented by Brian Chicoine, MD and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L on November 10, 2020. Dr. Chicoine is the co-founder and medical director of the Adult Down Synd
In September 2017, we started filming a video journal with Colleen, a woman with Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease, and Bo, Colleen's sister and caregiver. Colleen was diagnosed wi
The National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG) developed a screening tool called the NTG - Early Detection Screen for Dementia (NTG-EDSD). The NTG-EDSD&
This easy read booklet about dementia for individuals with Down syndrome was developed by Down's Syndrome Scotland. It can be used to support people with Down syndrome who are developing demen
This booklet about dementia for families and carers was developed by Down's Syndrome Scotland. It was designed to help in the care and support of a person with Down syndrome and dementia. &
Abstract Purpose of Review: People with Down syndrome represent the world's largest population with a genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease. This review will provide a short s
An orientation book can be used for people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia to help them remember things about their daily life.
This is a poster that describes a small chart review study on Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome done at the Adult Down Syndrome Center.
This two-page resource provides ideas for staying connected to someone who is experiencing memory loss.
We were sent a question about seizures in a person with Down syndrome who developed Alzheimer’s disease. The individual continued to experience seizures despite being treated with l
The guidebook linked below was published by the National Down Syndrome Society "to help empower families and caregivers with knowledge about the connection between Down syndrome and Alzheimer
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