Sep 03

Scientists Find Link Between Down Syndrome And Alzheimer’s

By MD for Seniors

There may be a connection between people born with Down syndrome and older adults who develop Alzheimer’s disease. This correlation may bring change to the way people are treated for both conditions and could help medical researchers understand these diseases even more.

According to the Washington Post, children born with Down syndrome have a significant chance of experiencing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia later in life, all due to a genetic abnormality that children with the condition get from their parents. The Alzheimer’s Association noted that people with Down syndrome are born with an extra chromosome. The general …read more

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