Dementia in adults with Down syndrome: diagnostic challenges.

  title={Dementia in adults with Down syndrome: diagnostic challenges.},
  author={D. Brent Burt and Katherine A. Loveland and Sharon Primeaux-Hart and Yahua Chen and Nikita Phillips and Lynne A Cleveland and Kay R Lewis and Jary Lesser and Elizabeth Cummings},
  journal={American journal of mental retardation : AJMR},
  volume={103 2},
Although dementia associated with Down syndrome is often presumed to be progressive and irreversible, variations in disease course have been described. In addition, prevalence rates have varied widely among studies. This interim report is a description of the status of 70 adults with Down syndrome who are being followed for signs of dementia. Of the 70, 12 met all criteria for dementia, 40 met subsets of criteria, and 18 met no criteria. Information is provided on instruments used, rationale… CONTINUE READING

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