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Reversing Course: Down Syndrome and Regression
September 14, 2022 — Season 6 Episode 2
Dr. Jonathan Santoro, Dr. Eileen Quinn, and Cindy Harasen - Reversing Course: Down Syndrome and Regression
On Season 6, Episode 2 of The LowDOWN: A Down Syndrome Podcast, Dr. Jonathan Santoro and Dr. Eileen Quinn give us the lowdown on Down syndrome and regression, and Cindy Harasen shares her family’s story.
Episode Notes + Links
“So many of our families are told their loved ones with Down syndrome and regression symptoms probably have early onset Alzheimer’s disease. I think this comes from health care professionals who know a little bit about DS (that they have a high incidence of Alzheimer’s), but not enough to realize that even in our population the symptoms do not start THAT young. I guess the 2 things I would want listeners to know are that symptoms of Alzheimer’s in DS are very rare before age 40 years, and that the onset is very gradual, over months and years.” – Dr. Quinn