C110 - Neurologic Complications in Adults with Down Syndrome

Event Time: Tuesday April 24, 2018 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Aging, Dementia, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neurology, Child Neurology and Developmental Neurology
Director(s): Andrea Gropman MD
Description: As individuals with chromosome-based disorders are surviving into adulthood, new challenges and neurological pathologies are being seen. Such is the case for individuals with Down Syndrome (DS). This program will bring together experts to discuss the changes and challenges seen as children with DS progress into adulthood. These changes include mood and cognitive disturbances, motor decline and other health complications that impact quality of life, activities of daily living, and family and community supports. However, there is interest in cognitive stabilization in individuals with developmental disabilities including DS, and updates regarding clinical trials will be discussed. Lastly, in an attempt correlate the clinical findings and biomarkers for trials, an understanding of the biology and pathology of the aging brain in DS will be presented.
Completion Message: Participants should become familiar with the effects of aging on the individual with DS and how that impacts clinical features and care. Participants will also have an appreciation of the biological basis of such changes and recent advances and updates in clinical trials and their effects on this population.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

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