New Family Friendly Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome

In the 1960s, the life span of a person with Down syndrome was just 10 years.

Today, those life spans have stretched to 60 years. But until recently, no guidelines existed for treating the special health problems many adults with Down syndrome face.

Now, a guide for families and caretakers breaks down a new set of advice on caring for the medical needs of adults with the chromosomal abnormality.