Down syndrome is caused by trisomy 21. People with Down syndrome are affected differently. It causes learning difficulties, and some health problems.
5 things people with Down syndrome want you to know
About 1 in every 1,100 babies born has Down syndrome — and most will enjoy a long, healthy life. Here's what you need to know about Down syndrome (Trisomy 21).
Sundowning occurs when a person’s symptoms of dementia get worse towards the end of the day. If you are a carer, find out how to manage sundowning.
Dementia – an overview
Dementia is a disease that affects one’s memory, thinking and behaviour. There is no cure but early intervention can improve quality of life.
What is a congenital disorder?
Congenital disorder, also known as congenital disease or birth defects, are conditions present from birth. Find out more about congenital disorders.
Oestrogen blood test
Oestrogen blood tests help us to understand hormone balance. Read more if you are planning pregnancy, are pregnant or your menstrual cycle is unusual.
What do paediatricians do?
Paediatricians diagnose, treat and provide care for babies, kids and teenagers. They deal with illnesses and children’s physical, mental and behavioural development.
Apraxia of speech
Apraxia of speech is a speech disorder that makes it difficult to move the mouth to produce sounds and words. Find out how a speech therapist can often help the person’s speech improve.
People with coeliac disease can't eat foods containing gluten. Find out how coeliac disease can affect your life and why it's important to get diagnosed.
Family medical history
Knowing your family medical history is important. It can guide you in making changes that will reduce your risk of developing a hereditary condition.