Health Problems in Adults with Down Syndrome

Premature aging is a characteristic of adults with Down Syndrome. In addition, dementia, or memory loss and impaired judgment similar to Alzheimer disease patients may appear in adults with Down Syndrome. This condition often occurs when the person is younger than forty years old. Family members and caretakers of an adult with Down Syndrome must be prepared to get involved if the individual begins to lose the skills needed to live independently.

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