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New Guide Provides Adults With Down Syndrome Roadmap For Care – Disability Scoop

Sunday, 21 August, 2022

New Guide Provides Adults With Down Syndrome Roadmap For Care – Disability Scoop

Marilyn Long, left, helps her brother, Jeff Malanoski who has Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease, in their Elk Grove Village, Ill. home in 2014. (Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

 
As individuals with Down syndrome live longer than ever before, a newly released guide is offering first-of-its-kind advice to families about how the chromosomal disorder should impact their medical care.

The resource issued this summer by the Global Down Syndrome Foundation builds on recommendations for clinicians that were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in October 2020, the result of a multi-year research review.

That document, developed by experts at eight of the nation’s largest adult Down syndrome medical centers and other stakeholders, includes over 80 pages of technical guidance on managing behavior, dementia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, osteoporosis, atlantoaxial instability, thyroid disease and celiac disease.

Read more at: https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2022/08/19/new-guide-provides-adults-with-down-syndrome-roadmap-for-care/29992/

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