Down Syndrome

Attitudinal and psychosocial outcomes of a fitness and health education program on adults with down syndrome.

Attitudinal and psychosocial outcomes of a fitness and health education program for adults with Down syndrome were examined. Participants were 53 adults with Down syndrome ages 30 years and older (29 females, 24 males, M age = 39.72 years) who were randomized into a training (n = 32) or control group (n = 21). The […]

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Attitudinal and psychosocial outcomes of a fitness and health education program on adults with down syndrome.

Attitudinal and psychosocial outcomes of a fitness and health education program for adults with Down syndrome were examined. Participants were 53 adults with Down syndrome ages 30 years and older (29 females, 24 males, M age = 39.72 years) who were randomized into a training (n = 32) or control group (n = 21). The […]

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Weight loss in adults with Down syndrome and with dementia in Alzheimer’s disease.

An association between weight loss and Alzheimer’s disease has been established in the general population but little information is available regarding this association in people with intellectual disabilities. A 4-year longitudinal study of adults with Down syndrome with and without Alzheimer’s disease was undertaken. Age-associated weight loss was seen in virtually all older adults with […]

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Olfactory impairment increases as a function of age in persons with Down syndrome.

Neuropathology similar to that found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has consistently been observed in older individuals with Down syndrome (DS) and this neuropathology is particularly prevalent in areas involved in olfaction. The present study investigated the effects of age on the expression of olfactory impairment in Down syndrome to address […]

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