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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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Abstract Objective: To develop standardization for nomenclature, diagnostic work up and diagnostic criteria for cases of neurocognitive regression in Down syndrome. Background: The
Abstract Background: Down syndrome regression disorder is a symptom cluster consisting of neuropsychiatric regression without cause. This study evaluated the incidence of neurodiagnostic abn
This visual handout explains what we need to do to take care of our bodies.
This visual explains that women need to change their pad throughout the day when they have their period.
This visual explains how to change a pad when a woman has her period.
This visual explains what happens when a woman gets her period.
Abstract Down syndrome disintegrative disorder (DSDD), a developmental regression in children with Down syndrome (DS), is a clinical entity that is characterized by a loss of previously acquired adapt
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.
Abstract: Purpose: An entity of regression in Down syndrome (DS) exists that affects adolescents and young adults and differs from autism spectrum disorder and Alzheimer disease. M
Abstract Objective: The goal is to expand our knowledge of catatonia occurring in adolescents and young adults with Down syndrome (DS) by describing the first prospective, consecutive, well-
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
This is a visual support that is based on the Skin Care video featuring Molly and Peter.
This visual is intended to help individuals make appropriate clothing choices based on the season/weather.
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.
In this video, Tim and Jim discuss and demonstrate the basic steps for shaving with and cleaning an electric razor.
Abstract: There has been a growing number of clinical case reports of regression in adolescents and adults with Down syndrome who have shown unexpected and severe regression in cognitive and adaptive
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.
Abstract: Objective: The aim was to examine whether the presence of pain (based on physical conditions and participants’ report) and self-reported pain experience in adults with Down syndrom
Penquis Autism Community Services developed a series of videos to help individuals learn how to perform activities of daily living. The series can be accessed free-of-charge on YouTube . The
In this video, Molly and Peter share information about proper skin care. A corresponding visual handout can be found at this link .
Abstract: This study examined mammogram reports of women with Down syndrome (DS) treated in the largest medical facility specifically serving adults with DS in the United States. Records of 684 women
Abstract Objective: The main aim of this case series report is to alert physicians to the occurrence of catatonia in Down syndrome (DS). A second aim is to stimulate the study of regression
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