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BACKGROUND To examine dementia characteristics, age at onset and associated comorbidities in persons with Down syndrome. METHOD Seventy-seven people with Down syndrome aged 35 years and older were followed longitudinally. The diagnosis of dementia was established using the modified International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) criteria(More)
BACKGROUND Mental disorders account for six of the 20 leading causes of disability worldwide with a very high prevalence of psychiatric morbidity in youth aged 15-24 years. However, healthcare professionals are faced with many challenges in the identification and treatment of mental and substance use disorders in young people (e.g. young people's(More)
GOAL To examine dementia characteristics, age at onset and associated co-morbidities in persons with Down syndrome. METHOD A total of 77 people with Down syndrome aged 35 years and older were followed up from 1996 to 2015. The diagnosis of dementia was established using the modified ICD 10 Criteria and a combination of objective and informant-based tests.(More)