Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Aging and Down Syndrome: A Health & Well-Being Guidebook

The National Down Syndrome Society has a resource guidebook available for families, professionals, direct caregivers or anyone concerned with the general welfare of an adult with Down syndrome. The introduction of the guidebook specifically notes that, “Adults with Down syndrome are now reaching old age on a regular basis and are commonly living into their 50s, 60s and 70s. While there are many
exciting milestones that accompany growing older, old age can also bring unexpected challenges for which adults with Down syndrome, their families and caregivers may not feel adequately prepared.

In order to enjoy all the wonderful aspects of a longer life, it is important to be proactive and learn about issues that may lie ahead.” The full guidebook, written by the lead author of Dr. Julie Moran along with additional authors/contributors, can be found here

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