Patterns of symptoms associated with depression and dementia were examined in 3 aging adults with Down syndrome. A case study approach (Yin, 1994) was employed to identify and link these symptoms. Results of the case analyses provide further insight into distinguishing between depression and dementia in older persons with Down syndrome.

This research was supported, in part, by funding from the Arc Research Grants Program; the Indiana University Institute for the Study of Developmental Disabilities; and the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (Cooperative Agreements No. H133B80050 and H133B30069 Researchers are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions; therefore, the points of view or opinions contained herein do not represent the official policy of these organizations.

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