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Living with Dementia

Down Syndrome

Types of dementia

There are many types of dementia. The effects of the different types of dementia are similar, but not identical, as each one tends to affect different parts of the brain.

There are over 100 diseases that can cause dementia. The most common types of dementia are described in this section.

AIDS related dementiaTypes of dementia   

Alzheimer’s disease works differently in patients with and without Down syndrome

Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging have completed a study that revealed differences in the way brain inflammation - considered a key component of AD—is expressed in different subsets of patients, in particular people with Down syndrome (DS) and AD.

People with Down syndrome have a third copy of Chromosome… Alzheimer’s disease works differently in patients with and without Down syndrome   


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