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Mythbusting guide to Down’s syndrome and dementia

Watchman K (2017) Mythbusting guide to Down’s syndrome and dementia, Alzheimer's Society UK, 21/03/2017. Alzheimer's Society. Available at:

People with Down’s syndrome are at an increased risk of dementia. Dr Karen Watchman is a researcher, based at the University of Stirling, who specialises in understanding how to help people with learning disabilities to manage their dementia. For World Down’s Syndrome Day (March 21), Dr Watchman discusses myths around Down’s syndrome and how research can help people with both Down’s Syndrome and dementia.

AuthorsWatchman Karen
Publication date21/03/2017
Date of public distribution21/03/2017
PublisherAlzheimer's Society
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