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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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Complete activities related to five areas of health and wellness - nutrition, hydration, sleep, exercise, and stress management.
Abstract Background: Persons with Down syndrome (DS) are presumed to be at high risk of severe CoVID-19 due to immune dysregulation and often compromised cardiopulmonary function. Aim of the
This visual handout corresponds to our video on how to wash your hands. It shows the steps for handwashing.
In this video below, Jeff demonstrates how we should wash our hands. As Jeff explains, handwashing is an important thing we can do to keep ourselves healthy! A corresponding visual handout can be foun
UPDATED JUNE 2020 : On June 9, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it had reached a resolution on the first federal com
Visiting a hospital or clinic can be a stressful or frightening experience for some individuals with Down syndrome. The stress and fear can be increased if the healthcare providers are unfami
*Please note: this article discusses viral testing used to diagnose if an individual currently has COVID-19. This article does not discuss antibody testing used to determine if an individual was expos
Reports of potential discrimination in medical treatment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have caused fear, anxiety, and anger within the Down syndrome community. Depar
Some people do not like the feeling of lotion or creams. This handout shows examples of lotions that can be used on wet skin and lotions that can be sprayed on skin.
This handout explains why it is important to drink water and stay hydrated.
This handout explains how much water we should drink each day.
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!
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
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 m
This health passport can be filled out by individuals with Down syndrome and their families to share information with health care professionals about how they can best support the individual.
This is a visual support that is based on the Skin Care video featuring Molly and Peter.
This handout describes an alternative method for tying shoes that may help individuals with Down syndrome be more independent with this task.
This resource provides images for a game in which participants identify clothing as either appropriate or inappropriate
This visual is intended to help individuals make appropriate clothing choices based on the season/weather.
This visual is intended to help individuals make appropriate clothing choices.
Abstract The immune surveillance theory of cancer posits that the body's immune system detects and destroys randomly occurring malignant cells. This theory is based on the observation of the i
In this video, Tim and Jim discuss and demonstrate the basic steps for shaving with and cleaning an electric razor.
Is colon cancer screening recommended for people with Down syndrome? Please note that this handout discusses screening colonoscopies (i.e. colonoscopies performed to identify pre-symptomatic or unreco
Dry skin is more common in people with Down syndrome. In the video below, Mary and June talk about dry skin and tips for managing it. Additional resources can be found in the Skin and Hair section of
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.
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