Perhaps you have an adult child, brother, or sister who has Down syndrome. Adults who have Down syndrome need regular health care too. They also may need to be checked for certain health problems that are more common in people who have Down syndrome. Examples include thyroid disease, arthritis, and problems with vision, hearing, and the cervical spine.
Characteristics of Adults with Down Syndrome: Prevalence of Age-Related Conditions
Down Syndrome in Adults: Staying Healthy - babycolic.net
Introduction: In the last decades, life expectancy of persons with Down syndrome DS has dramatically increased and it is estimated that they will be living as long as the general population within a generation. Despite being included among the progeroid syndromes, because of the presence of features typically observed in older adults, DS is still regarded as a disease of pediatric interest. Because limited knowledge is available on the clinical characteristics of adults with DS, this study aimed to assess clinical and non-clinical features of this population and to describe similarities to the geriatric population. Individuals were assessed through a standardized protocol. Geriatric conditions were highly prevalent: severe cognitive impairment was diagnosed in 39 Six The mean number of drugs used was 2.
Down Syndrome in Adults: Staying Healthy
Our multi-disciplinary experts have served the health and psychosocial needs of thousands of teens and adults with Down syndrome since our nationally recognized Adult Down Syndrome Center opened in Our mission is to enhance their lives by providing comprehensive, holistic, community-based care and services using a team approach. Find information about health and wellness: Visit our Resource Library to find resources — including videos, visual supports, summaries of health conditions, recordings of presentations, links to recommended journal articles, and more — for people with Down syndrome, their families and caregivers, and health care professionals.
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is dedicated to correcting misconceptions and over time providing funding for research that will better address medical and cognitive issues associated with the condition. The CDC research shows that the chances of having a baby with Down syndrome does increase with age. However, younger women have more babies, so more children with Down syndrome are born to younger mothers.