People with Down syndrome are living longer than ever before. Learning about common conditions and issues encountered in adulthood can help prepare for a healthy future.
The National Down Syndrome Society has put together a resource for families, professionals, direct caregivers or anyone concerned with the general welfare of an adult with Down syndrome.
Adults with Down syndrome, along with their families and caregivers, need accurate information and education about what to anticipate as a part of growing older, so they can set the stage for successful aging. The purpose of this booklet is to help with this process. It is intended to be used by various learners: families, professionals, direct caregivers or anyone concerned with the general welfare of someone with Down syndrome.
The goals of this booklet are as follows:
- Provide guidance, education and support to families and caregivers of older adults with Down syndrome
- Prepare families and caregivers of adults with Down syndrome for medical issues commonly encountered in adulthood
- Empower families and caregivers with accurate information so that they can take positive action over the course of the lifespan of adults with Down syndrome
- Provide an advocacy framework for medical and psychosocial needs commonly encountered by individuals affected by Down syndrome as they age
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