Adults with Down Syndrome

  • Individuals with Down Syndrome live longer then ever before, even though they age faster than average. By the time they are 40 some individuals with Down Syndrome may show signs of dementia. The older they become the highter risk of developing hypothyroidism, late onset seizures, memory loss, and dementia. By the age of 60, 50% to 70% of adults with Down Syndrome will have Alzheimer's disease.