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Having a healthy and well-balanced diet has many benefits. Experts recommend eating healthy foods to prevent chronic diseases. In an earlier blog post, we shared that “Researchers are also learning about lifestyle changes that can lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. These include diet and exercise to maintain a healthy weight.” Since we know that people with Down syndrome have a higher risk of obesity and developing Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to act and promote healthier lifestyles considering prevention.

Although a person’s journey into healthy eating is a personal and highly individualized experience, there are a few things that we can do to help our loved ones with Down syndrome to achieve those goals, such as supporting them in an understanding and compassionate way. LuMind IDSC compiled a few tips to encourage individuals with Down syndrome to make healthier choices.

This article is not intended to substitute your primary care provider’s recommendations on your own individual case. For more ideas, webinars from Down syndrome experts, and social stories to help guide your loved ones, join myDSC, it’s free!

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