People with Down's Syndrome are at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to scientists. Down's Syndrome is a condition that results in developmental and health issues, due to an extra 21st chromosome. Researchers believe that this additional chromosome also can lead to dementia and the development of Alzheimer's as the patient ages. Typically, people with Down's Syndrome will begin to show the symptoms and signs of Alzheimer's at a much earlier age than the average patient. For those with Down's Syndrome, dementia and memory loss is one of the most common complications of getting older.
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