Wisconsin Study Shows 3 in 5 people With Down Syndrome Diagnosed with Dementia by Age 55

 

Not so many years ago, people with Down syndrome rarely survived to middle age. Many died young due to heart problems associated with the congenital condition. Today, advances in treatment have allowed them to live longer, healthier lives. But these advances have also revealed a previously unknown characteristic of the condition: increased risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and at younger ages than people without Down syndrome.

 

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