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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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This booklet for individuals with Down syndrome explains dementia using easy-to-read language. It is provided by Down's Syndrome Scotland (www.dsscotland.org.uk/resources/publications/).
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/).
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
This visual shares things you can do to promote good sleep habits.
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 explanation of the process of getting a sleep study done.
This is a visual explanation of the process of getting a sleep mask.
This visual provides tips about how to sleep better.
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
Abstract We present three adults with Down syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treated with hypoglossal nerve stimulation. The average age of these three males was 37.3 years. All patients had
Sleep apnea is more common in people with Down syndrome and occurs when there are pauses in a person's breathing while sleeping. One of the treatments for sleep apnea is using a continuous pos
Abstract Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate cancer incidence in a large cohort of persons with Down syndrome. Methods: Down syndrome was identified from th
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
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
Abstract: A case of a woman who is among the longest surviving people with Down syndrome was described. The life expectancy of persons with Down syndrome has increased more than six-fold to 56 years s
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