UC Irvine (California) Institute for Memory Impairment and Neurological Disorders (MIND) has done extensive study of the cause and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. The interesting thing for families affected by mental decline and Down syndrome, is that MIND studies both Alzheimer’s Disease and Down syndrome.
Video: An enlightening lecture by Kalu Onuma, MD on Oculogyric Crisis, causes and treatments.
When my son began to display signs of psychosis in his early 20s, you can bet I searched desperately for answers as to what could have caused such a devastating turn of events? How could this happen? We tried so hard to give him a
Last night my son was revisted by a symptom we had hoped was on its way out of his life: a staring episode like the ones that have plagued him over the past four years. I’ve written a long post about this ordeal, with details
One very distinctive symptom that has haunted my son since this whole psychosis ordeal began is weird episodes of staring up toward the ceiling, sometimes for hours at a time. It begins with a flicker of one or both eyes looking upward and may not
This blog is my attempt to connect with others searching for answers about an unexpected downturn in the life of a loved one with Down syndrome. In the past 5 years, I watched the heartbreaking decline of my formerly high-functioning son with Down syndrome, as