Good Clinical Practices Important to Treat Alzheimer’s in People With Down Syndrome

Good Clinical Practices Important to Treat Alzheimer’s in People With Down Syndrome
More research is essential to improve protocols for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease in people with Down syndrome, but the ability to identify and care for those patients is enhanced significantly if clinicians are aware of specific circumstances and use a multi-disciplinary treatment strategy. Those findings are included in a study titled "Challenges faced in managing dementia in Alzheimer’s disease in patients with Down syndrome," and published in the journal Degenerative Neurological and Neuromuscular DiseaseThe study highlights the need for more research on managing Alzheimer’s disease in this group of patients, as very few robust clinical studies are available. However, it emphasizes that quality care for people with both Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s is possible if good clinical practice guidelines are followed. Although people with Down syndrome develop Alzheimer’s more often than the general population, there is not much research focusing on this patient group. In this study, scientists from the Birmingham Learning Disability Service at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in the U.K. placed the spotlight on the particular issues that physicians and caretakers should taken into account when managing Alzheimer's dementia in people with Down. Alzheimer’s translates into the same kind of symptoms in people
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