This chapter has briefly examined a range of health issues with particular emphasis upon adults with Down's syndrome. To have 'syndrome-specific' biophysical knowledge should never be avoided for fear of 'medicalising' the support of people with learning disabilities. Effective communication and information sharing are central to effectively meeting the health needs of adults with learning disabilities (Mencap 2004). Medical terminology needs be embraced and understood to support the advocacy and empowerment of our society's most vulnerable citizens - knowledge is, after all, power.

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