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Down\'s Syndrome

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Alzheimer's Disease and Down Syndrome

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What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a genetic disorder in which persons have three copies of the 21st chromosome instead of two. This extra chromosome can come from either parent. While the eff READ MORE
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People with some forms of learning disability have an increased risk of developing dementia in adult life. Those with Down's syndrome are at particular risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, and this risk increases with age. Research suggests that over half of people with Down's syndrome in their 60s also have Alzheimer's disease. Problems with communication in people with learning disabilities may mean that early signs of dementia are missed, so it is important for carers and relatives to be alert to any changes in behaviour or capabilities. Special tests are being developed to help in diagnosis.
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