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Today & Tomorrow: A Guide to Aging with Down Syndrome

June 2019 | Canadian Down Syndrome Society - Resource

The resource linked below is a guidebook on aging from the Canadian Down Syndrome Society. While some of the information and recommendations are specific to Canada, the resource contains helpful information about health concerns, life and behavior changes, Alzheimer's disease, and other topics. 

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Aging

Overview of Health Concerns for Adults with Down Syndrome

Recommended Health Testing and Screening

Life and Behaviour Changes in Adulthood

Alzheimer's Disease

Talking About Death - A Parent's Guide

Housing Options

Financial Supports - Province Specific


Additional Resources


Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia 

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