Children and adults with Down syndrome are at increased risk of epileptic seizures, which occur in 5–10% of children and up to 50% of adults. This includes an increased risk of a specific type of seizure called infantile spasms. Many (15%) who live 40 years or longer develop Alzheimer disease.Causes: Third copy of chromosome 21.
This eMedTV page explores the needs of people with Down syndrome as they grow older, and addresses challenges they face in the workplace. This page covers Down syndrome in adults, explaining how the right assistance can lead to a longer and richer life.Author: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD.
Adulthood. Many adults with Down’s syndrome are now leaving home, living independently with varying degrees of support, holding down jobs, forming relationships and generally getting the most out of life.
Jan 01, 2007 · This study provides a starting point for discussion regarding what may constitute good care for adults with Down's syndrome. The development and dissemination of evidence-based national guidance detailing structured health checks for adults with Down's syndrome may Cited by: 110.