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Alzheimer's Disease

Featured ImageAlzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome share a genetic connection, leading to the increased risk of dementia at an earlier age. Understandably, many families and caregivers are especially worried about this possibility, which is one reason why this topic is covered in detail in this section. Getting accurate information and education about the risk of Alzheimer’s disease is an important way of empowering oneself to prepare for the future.

  1. An Introduction to Alzheimer's Disease

    An Introduction to Alzheimer's DiseaseAdults with Down syndrome are at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease as they grow older, but Alzheimer's disease is not inevitable. There are many other possible issues to consider when concerns about memory arise, so a thoughtful approach is very important.

  2. A Caregiver's Guide to Down Syndrome & Alzheimer's Disease

    A Caregiver's Guide to Down Syndrome & Alzheimer's DiseaseThis section aims to serve as a brief primer and basic introduction to caregiving principles in the setting of dementia.

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