posted on May, 19 2012 @ 07:43 PM
to the person who says they lived into their thirties... the oldest downs person is a guy who is just in his early 80's
there are 2 kinds of downs syndrome, the one is where they have those heart problems and a lot died early way back when because families did not want
to treat them. They tend to have higher iq's
the second, they are basically healthy physically, both group have mental retardation to varing degrees.
for a long time they used to throw all the statistics together and come out with an average life span of 13,yes some moron newsreporter on the the tv
actually said this, in this day and age!!!!
there are a lot of downs adults in their 60's and seventies today.
so add the age into the equations.
edit on 19-5-2012 by research100 because: correct spelling