Sleep and mental health: Adult Down Syndrome Clinic Facebook post, 13th May 2015
Refers readers to a paper on the relationship between sleep and mental health, considering the higher than usual frequency of sleep disorders (such as sleep apnoea) in children with Down syndrome.
Sleep and Alzheimer's: Adult Down Syndrome Clinic Facebook post, 17th April 2015:Sleep apnea is more common in people with Down syndrome. Alzheimer disease occurs at a younger age and may be more common. We have often wondered if chronic, untreated sleep apnea could contribute to the development of Alzheimer disease from chronic oxygen deprivation during sleep, chronic sleep deprivation or other factors ...
Vitamin D and depression: Adult Down Syndrome Clinic Facebook post, 28th March 2015:
Discusses the possible implications of a mainstream study of vitamin D levels and depression, noting that Chicago residents might lack exposure to sunlight because of their latitude. Somewhat counter-intuitively, low vitamin D levels are common in Australia, possibly because of our adherence to sun-safe practices designed to protect us from melanoma.