How Common Is Alzheimer's Disease in People with Down Syndrome?

How common is Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome?

Down syndrome increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Estimates suggest that 25% or more of individuals with Down syndrome over age 35 show the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s-type dementia. The percentage increases with age. The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome is estimated to be 3 to 5 times greater than that of the general population.

Current research shows that the extra gene may be a factor in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The early aging of the Down syndrome brain may also be a factor. For more info you can go to a specialist.

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