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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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An advance directive is a written statement you prepare that expresses how you want medical decisions made in the future should you not be able to make them yourself. Illinois law allows you
People with Down syndrome can experience a variety of gastrointestinal issues. One of them is intolerance to foods containing lactose. Lactose is a sugar found in dairy products like milk and ice crea
As described in the USDA MyPlate program , protein is an important part of a healthy plate. This video on protein is the third part of our "Cooking Well and Feeling Well at the Adu
As described in the USDA MyPlate program , dairy is an important part of a healthy plate. This video on dairy is part of our "Cooking Well and Feeling Well at the Adult D
Knowing how much to eat can be challenging. In this video on serving sizes, Jeff and Kurt share tips for eating appropriate amounts of different types of foods. They show how the size of our hand can
People with and without Down syndrome experience grief and sadness when a loved one dies. We have learned from individuals with Down syndrome and their families that grief can be experienced different
The resource linked below is a guidebook from the National Down Syndrome Society . According to the Introduction, "Adults with Down syndrome, along with their families and caregivers, need ac
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
The webinar recording below was shared by the Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research (CDDER) and the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS). The presentation s
Making healthy choices at a buffet can be challenging. In this video, Carly and Tyler explain and demonstrate helpful tips to address this challenge. The tips in this video also apply to potlucks, fam
As described in the USDA MyPlate program , grains are an important part of a healthy plate. This video on grains is the second part of our "Cooking Well and Feeling Well at the Adu
As described in the USDA MyPlate program , fruits and veggies are an important part of a healthy plate. This video on fruits and veggies is the first part in our "Cooking
Osteoporosis and osteopenia are conditions where bones become more brittle and prone to breaking. Osteopenia is the less severe form and a signal to work on improving bone health. Anyone can develop t
Ways to Help Support Someone with Down Syndrome Who is Grieving Acknowledge and normalize the person’s feelings. It’s important for someone to know that their feelings, whatever th
I’ve heard it said that everyone experiences loss in their lives, although some people have more than others. People with Down syndrome encounter situations involving grief and loss just lik
Eating too fast can cause us to get a stomachache, cough, or even choke. If we eat more slowly, we can enjoy our food and be healthier. This video talks about a healthy pace for eating snacks and meal
Drinking plenty of water helps us stay healthy. In this video, Julia talks about the importance of hydration and how to keep hydrated.
Some food and drink choices are healthier than others. In this video, Molly and Peter help us identify the healthier choice between two food or drink options. A corresponding visual handout can be fou
The resource linked below is a free to download booklet and set of postcards aimed at supporting conversations about dementia with people who have an intellectual disability. https://www.learningdisab
Placement of individuals with Down syndrome in nursing homes has been a challenging issue for a number of years. In Illinois, many individuals with intellectual disabilities were sent to live in nursi
As we mention in our resource “ Two Syndromes ,” there are four main areas that we see are affecting people with Down syndrome in a positive way. The effect has been so great in so
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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