Down’s Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Dementia

It’s a dreadful double whammy – people with Down’s are much more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s due to the extra strand of chromosome that causes Down’s in the first place.¬† Better healthcare and support means many more people are living into older age (in the early 1900s, most didn’t survive beyond 12 years), enjoying more life opportunities than ever before – including acting, gigging, (check out Heavy Load – I knew several of them!) and hitting the clubs and festivals¬† supported by friends, family, and the likes of Gig Buddies and the Stay Up Late campaign. But the tragedy … Continue reading Down’s Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Dementia

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