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AGING, DEMENTIA AND MULTIMORBIDITY IN OLDER ADULTS WITH DOWN SYNDROME

      As life expectancy of people with Down syndrome (DS) has markedly increased over the past decades, older adults with DS are most likely experiencing higher incidence of aging conditions. In addition to longevity, individuals with DS are at a high risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease due to the amyloid precursor protein gene located on chromosome 21. Yet, few studies have determined prevalence of dementia and comorbidities among older DS people. The objective of the present study was to investigate older DS individuals in order to determine prevalence of dementia and aging-related comorbidities.
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