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Archive » 2014 » 1 » | Archive » Medical field » Fields » Psychiatry »

Dementia in People with Intellectual Disability

 
Abstract:

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The article reviews dementia in adults with intellectual disability, focusing on adults with Down syndrome. Diagnostic possibilities, prevalence, risk factors, and treatment options are discussed. In addition, behavioural and psychological changes, which may be one of the first signs of dementia in adults with intellectual disability, are described.

Authors:
Petrič Mojca, Kogoj Aleš

Keywords:
aging, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease

Cite as:
Med Razgl. 2014; 53 (1): 61–73.
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