Down Syndrome leads to early onset Alzheimers24 Nov 2014
I recently read an article that has made me so sad. Apparently people who have Down Syndrome face the onset of Alzheimer's at about the age of 50.
Not only is it a challenge for a person with Down Syndrome to adjust to their world and make the best of what life has given them, but now there is another challenge at what should be the prime of ones life.
Once Alzheimer's sets in the person can no longer feed themselves or dress themselves. Their happy nature is gone and a sense of withdrawing from the world takes place.
I guess this would be a traumatic experience for parents and carers also.
I hope they can find a way to stop Alzheimer's from starting so early in life.
To read the article, go to:http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/09/26/increasingly-down-alzheimers/19706/