Medical information

There are some health concerns that are more common in people with Down syndrome. Some of these conditions are listed on this page. You can click on each item for more information and links to additional resources. This is not an all encompassing list, both NDSC and NDSS have information available addressing concerns not listed on this website.

 

There is no "cure" for Down syndrome because it is not a disease. People with Down syndrome have a life expectancy of 60+ years and with appropriate healthcare (among other things) lead happy and fulfilling lives.

 

We provide this information not because we feel that parents need to be afraid of these things, but because having all the information will help to ensure quality of life for your child, family member, or friend.

 

Health Care Guidelines:

Alzheimer's Disease

 

Dual Diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Autism

 

Ear Nose and Throat Concerns

Regional Resources:

The Denver Adult Down Syndrome Clinic

 

Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome (Denver, CO)

 

Wyoming Parent Information Center

For more information on medical conditions associated with Down Syndrome visit:

National Down Syndrome Congress

 

National Down Syndrome Society

 

Down Syndrome: Health Issues