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Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease

  • Dates: 21 – 21 Jul, 2014
AAIDD Online Learning Course
Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease

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Dramatic health care advances have resulted in an increase in life expectancy. This increase is positively correlated with an increase in age-related disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Individuals with Down syndrome age atypically, and those over age 40 have a number of high-risk conditions. This course will explore the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome. It will also discuss the complexity of diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease in a person with and intellectual or developmental disability.

Cost: $15 (AAIDD Members Save 10%)
Credit/Contact Hours: 1.5

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