Another area of research concerns Alzheimer’s-related dementia.Virtually all people with Down syndrome show Alzheimer’s neuropathology by age 40, though not all develop clinical symptoms of the full-blown disease.
Another area of research concerns Alzheimer’s-related dementia.Virtually all people with Down syndrome show Alzheimer’s neuropathology by age 40, though not all develop clinical symptoms of the full-blown disease.And where Down syndrome does pose undoubted challenges, research into treatment options suggests that there are grounds for cautious optimism. Dawkins and others may wish to make, these facts deserve to be accorded their full weight.
The data indicate that people with Down syndrome, and the families who care for them, suffer less than might be supposed.Each man’s sperm has 23 chromosomes and each woman’s egg is the same, so that when the arrest takes place and the sperm fertilizes the egg, shaped a young man with a full complement of chromosomes.Sometimes mistakes are made and caused chromosomal abnormalities. A child born with Down’s syndrome has an extra chromosome in every cell in his body.Dawkins suggested that his view was rooted in the moral principle of reducing overall suffering whenever possible — in this case, that of individuals born with Down syndrome and their families. Recent research indicates that individuals with Down syndrome can experience more happiness and potential for success than Mr. There are, of course, many challenges facing families caring for children with Down syndrome, including a high likelihood that their children will face surgery in infancy and Alzheimer’s disease in adulthood.But at the same time, studies have suggested that families of these children show levels of well-being that are often greater than those of families with children with other developmental disabilities, and sometimes equivalent to those of families with nondisabled children.It is a genetic disease that affects approximately one in every 1,000 babies.Each person has 46 chromosomes, which are divided into 23 pairs.So far, we do not know what causes the presence of an extra chromosome. It is significant to remember though that faults in chromosome distribution are not rare.However, there is a specific link with older mothers.In another study, 88 percent of siblings reported feeling that they themselves were better people for having a younger sibling with Down syndrome; and of 284 respondents to a survey of those with Down syndrome over the age of 12, 99 percent stated they were personally happy with their own lives. Adaptive behavior is a measure of how well people are functioning in their environment, such as the quality of their day-to-day living and work skills.Researchers (including one of us) have found that children and young adults with Down syndrome have significantly higher “adaptive” skills than their low I. A paper published this week in the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities suggests that the Down syndrome advantage may arise from these relatively strong adaptive skills.