Down's Syndrome Awareness Week
17th – 23rd March
The Down's Syndrome Association's annual awareness week campaign starts today.
The campaign's aim is to improve Health Care for Adults with Down's syndrome.
People with learning disabilities have poorer health than the general population, yet are less likely to access regular health checks and routine screening. People with Down's syndrome are predisposed to certain medical conditions, including cardiac diseases, thyroid disorders, hearing impairments, visual problems, coeliac disease and Alzheimer's disease, most of which are treatable. If left untreated, these conditions can cause secondary complications and seriously affect the overall well-being of the individual, as well as resulting in unnecessary costs, which may be avoided.
Find out more and join in with the call for action: