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Erin's Tips for Living a Healthy Lifestyle Video

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center - Video

In the video below, Erin shares tips for living a healthy lifestyle. As Erin says, "Living a healthy lifestyle can be really hard," but her tips can help make it easier! 

Cancer Screening in Adults with Down Syndrome: A Proposal

Author: Rethore, Rousse, Satge - European Journal of Medical Genetics (2019)

Abstract Background : The specific distribution of cancers in Down syndrome (DS) calls into question the validity of screening policies for cancer surveillance as implemented for the general populatio

Hunger and Satiety in People with Down Syndrome

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD - Medical Director, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Leptin is a hormone that contributes to appetite regulation and satiety. There is some data that show that individuals with Down syndrome have increased leptin levels which correlates with higher rate

Basic Recipes Using a Microwave

Author: Kylee's Kitchen - Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma

Find recipes for healthy meals that can be made using your microwave! Kylee's Kitchen is a program through the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma. Participants learn basic cooking s

Health Care Resources for Adults with Down Syndrome

Author: Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group - DSMIG

The DSMIG Health Care Resources for Adults with Down Syndrome page linked below contains practice guidelines, reviews, and research articles on adult health, health utilization, morbidity, and mortali

Benefits and Harms of Mammography Screening for Women with Down Syndrome

Author: Alagoz et al. - Journal of General Internal Medicine (2019)

Abstract: Background:  Women with Down syndrome have a lower breast cancer risk and significantly lower life expectancies than women without Down syndrome. Therefore, it is not clear whether

Tips for Going Up and Down Stairs Safely

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Going up and down stairs can be challenging for some people with Down syndrome. Aging, differences in depth perception, unsteady gait, and other issues may contribute to difficulty with navigating sta

Tips for Communicating with a Patient with Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Center for Inclusive Health - Special Olympics

The resource linked below shares tips for communicating with patients with intellectual disabilities. As the tips indicate, the most important thing to remember is to communicate with the patient firs

Healthy Eating Visual

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This is a visual to encourage healthy eating habits.

Serving Sizes Handout

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This is a visual support that corresponds to the video on Serving Sizes. It shows you how to estimate serving sizes using your hand as a guide.

Protein Handout

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This is a visual support based on the Protein video in the Cooking Well and Feeling Well at the Adult Down Syndrome Center series.

Grains Handout

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This is a visual support based on the Grains video in the Cooking Well and Feeling Well at the Adult Down Syndrome Center series.

Healthy Eating at Buffets Handout

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This is a visual support based on the Healthy Eating at Buffets video featuring Tyler and Carly.

Healthy Food and Drink Choices Handout

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This is a visual support based on the Healthy Choices video featuring Molly and Peter.

A Center for Adults and Adolescents with Down Syndrome

Author: Chicoine, McGuire, Dominiak, Bilodeau, & Chicoine

An article written to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Adult Down Syndrome Center of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Medical Group

Development of a Clinic for Adults With Down Syndrome

Author: Chicoine, McGuire, Hebein, Gilly

This is an article published in the journal Mental Retardation in 1994.

Coping With Transitions, Loss, and Grief

Author: Melissa Levin, MSW, LICSW

This is a handout with information on coping with transitions (such as leaving high school, changes in family dynamics, etc.) and the feelings of loss and grief that can accompany these transitions.

What to Drink Instead of Pop/Soda

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This visual suggests alternatives to pop/soda.

Healthy Pace for Eating Handout

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This is a visual support based on the Healthy Pace for Eating video featuring Julia.

Dairy Handout

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This is a visual that pairs with the Dairy video in the Cooking Well and Feeling Well at the Adult Down Syndrome Center series.

First Then Visual

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This visual can be used to show what needs to be completed (first) before moving to the next activity (then).

Fruits and Vegetables Handout

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

Visual support based on the Fruits and Vegetables video in the Cooking Well and Feeling Well at the Adult Down Syndrome Center series.

How to Achieve Healthy Weight Without Using the "D" Word

Author: Janet Bilodeau, CNP - Adult Down Syndrome Center

The video below is a recording of a presentation from the Adult Down Syndrome Center's Healthy Me, Healthy You, Healthy Us Conference held on April 6, 2019. The presenters are Janet Bilodeau,

Looking Ahead: Down Syndrome Research Now and in the Future

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD - Medical Director, Adult Down Syndrome Center

The video below is a recording of a presentation from the Adult Down Syndrome Center's Healthy Me, Healthy You, Healthy Us Conference held on April 6, 2019. The presenter is Brian Chicoine, MD

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