Health plan

What does the health plan of the Alzheimer Down Unit consist of?

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease in individuals with Down syndrome is not easy, as the early symptoms can be attributed to the disability itself, and because adapted diagnostic tools are needed they are not always available.

The Alzheimer Down Unit, composed of a team of professionals specializing in neurology, neuropsychology, nursing, and social work, offers a health plan to carry out prevention, early diagnosis, and proper management of Alzheimer’s disease in this population.

This health plan is offered, at no cost, to all adult individuals with Down syndrome in Catalonia and includes an individualized medical and neurological evaluation, as well as an examination of cognitive functions, and in some cases, a control blood test.

If you are interested in scheduling a visit with us or would like to receive more information, you can call the following number 93 215 74 23 or email the following address: unitatalzheimerdown@santpau.cat.