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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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Abstract Down syndrome (DS) is the most common chromosomal condition and affects many organs including the skin. Dermatologists are an integral part of the DS care team. This is a review of both commo
Abstract Pneumonia and respiratory infections impact infants and children with Down syndrome; pneumonia is a leading cause of mortality in adults with Down syndrome. We aimed to review the literature
This handout talks about death. It describes what it is and how it might make us feel.
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 booklet for individuals with Down syndrome explains death using easy-to-read language. It is provided by Down's Syndrome Scotland (www.dsscotland.org.uk/resources/publications/).
This is a visual support that is based on the Skin Care video featuring Molly and Peter.
In this video, Tim and Jim discuss and demonstrate the basic steps for shaving with and cleaning an electric razor.
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
In this video, Molly and Peter share information about proper skin care. A corresponding visual handout can be found at this link .
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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