Pub Med provides a basic explanation of Down Syndrome including explanations on the causes and effects of Down Syndrome, the Symptoms and treatment of Down Syndrome.
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Down syndrome is a condition in which a person is born with extra genetic material from chromosome 21, one of the 23 human chromosomes.
Most people with Down syndrome have a full extra copy of chromosome 21, so they have three copies instead of the usual two.
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Fifty percent or more of people with Down syndrome will develop Alzheimer’s as they age.
As with all adults, advancing age also increases the chances a person with Down syndrome will develop Alzheimer's disease.
Because people with Down syndrome live, on average, 55 to 60 years, they are more likely to develop younger-onset Alzheimer’s (Alzheimer’s occurring before age 65) than older-onset Alzheimer’s (Alzheimer’s occurring at age 65 or older).
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Autopsy studies show that by age 40, the brains of almost all individuals with Down syndrome have significant levels of plaques and tangles, abnormal protein deposits considered Alzheimer's hallmarks.