For Families and Carers : Health Series

The DSA Health Series published in October 2013 covers a range of health and medical conditions written for parents and carers. The authors are professionals and specialists within each field. The DSA answers questions on a range of medical conditions and the titles in this series reflect those most commonly asked about.

DSMIG logoSome titles in the series have been produced in conjunction with the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group.

DSMIG was launched in 1996 and is a registered charity. It is a network of healthcare professionals – mainly doctors – from the UK and Republic of Ireland whose aim is to share and disseminate information about the medical aspects of Down syndrome and to promote interest in the specialist management of the syndrome.

All publications in the Health series are available as downloads below and can also be found throughout the website:

  1. Ageing and its Consequences
  2. Alzheimer’s Disease
  3. Bereavement
  4. Gastrointestinal Problems in Children
  5. Managing Sleep Problems in Children
  6. Diabetes
  7. Eye Problems in Children
  8. Oral Health Care
  9. Continuing Pregnancy with a Diagnosis of Down’s Syndrome
  10. Depression
  11. Thyroid Disorder
  12. Neck Instability
  13. Epileptic Spasms in Children
  14. Sexual Health

The series has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

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