Maladaptive behaviours and symptoms of dementia in adults with Down's syndrome compared with adults with intellectual disability of other aetiologies.

@article{Cooper1998MaladaptiveBA,
  title={Maladaptive behaviours and symptoms of dementia in adults with Down's syndrome compared with adults with intellectual disability of other aetiologies.},
  author={Sally-Ann Cooper and Vee Prasher},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  year={1998},
  volume={42 ( Pt 4)},
  pages={293-300}
}
Dementia commonly occurs in elderly people with intellectual disability, especially those with Down's syndrome. The non-cognitive symptoms of dementia can be of greater significance to individuals and carers than the cognitive changes caused by this condition. It is not known whether there are differences between people with Down's syndrome and those with intellectual disability of other causes with regard to the prevalence of such symptoms. The present study was undertaken to draw a comparison… CONTINUE READING

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