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Downs and Dementia

bmess
  • By bmess · Posted March 25, 2014
  • Discussion in Adulthood and aging · 0 replies
  • My son is 59 and is Down syndrome. He is in the beginning stages of dementia. My question is - does anyone have advice for dealing with a new behavior. He is becoming violent: yelling and screaming, kicking ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients ...

Our second annual report with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • We just finished a brand new special report, “Experts by experience 2014: A compilation of patients’ stories”, in partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is a 31-page collection ...

Hitting a milestone -- 5,000 photos posted already

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 18, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, communications director, Inspire 3/18/14 Dear members, I'm writing to let you know that in a little more than a month, members here have posted more than 5,000 photos. Congratulations ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply February 23, 2014
  • Journal · 36 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD By John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of interviews with people ...

Introducing Photos for Inspire

Walter
  • By Walter · New reply February 13, 2014
  • Journal · 180 replies
  • Hello everyone, Today at Inspire we’re excited to announce the launch of a new feature, and it’s one that many of you have requested -- the ability to upload photos to Inspire. You can now add photos ...

"exchange student"

Mi_Family
  • By Mi_Family · Posted January 20, 2014
  • Discussion in High school and young adulthood · 0 replies
  • Hello were asked to host a foreign exchange student and declined. We however would be interested in hosting a DS student. We have a very nice school, I may be a tiny bit biased, because my son teaches ...

Merry Christmas from Joni

Chosen
  • By Chosen · New reply December 26, 2013
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • Hi everyone! Just had to share this devo: Joni and Friends Daily Devotional December 25, 2013 Christmas Anticipation "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth ...

Thank You, From Inspire

Walter
  • By Walter · New reply December 3, 2013
  • Journal · 108 replies
  • Hello everyone, As Thanksgiving approaches, all of us at Inspire would like to take a moment to thank you for being part of our community. While we wish no one had to deal with the serious health issues ...

Five million

Brian
  • By Brian · New reply August 5, 2013
  • Journal · 261 replies
  • Dear members, Yesterday, Inspire reached a milestone: five million posts written by members! Each of these posts, and the 700 million words they contain, are a simple measure of how much we all do to ...

A new Inspire report in collaboration with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · New reply July 22, 2013
  • Journal · 116 replies
  • As many of you know, Inspire has a professional collaboration with the Stanford University School of Medicine. Inspire members have written personal stories for the Stanford Scope column. I am pleased ...

Godmother

katfull
  • By katfull · Posted July 17, 2013
  • Discussion in Pre-school years · 0 replies
  • I am the Godmother of a toddler boy named Gio'Vanni who has Down syndrome wondering if there is any parents in CT to chat with about raising a child with downs and the challenges ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Deanna Attai, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply April 16, 2013
  • Journal · 16 replies
  • Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients and caregivers worldwide. The people in this ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Lindsey Miller

John2
  • By John2 · New reply February 6, 2013
  • Journal · 13 replies
  • We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients and caregivers worldwide. The people featured in our Q&A series ...

We're hiring!

Walter
  • By Walter · Posted January 22, 2013
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Hello everyone, We have a position open with our engineering team at Inspire, and I'd like to share the job description with you in the event you know just the person we're looking for. We found our most ...

Risperdal, namenda and aricept

bryans_mom
  • By bryans_mom · New reply November 5, 2012
  • Discussion in Adulthood and aging · 8 replies
  • My son is 44 - he's been healthy (only problem was low thryoid), works in the community and has lived in a group home with 3-4 other guys for many years. In the last few months he started having some ...

Adults with DS

DebbieJosephine
  • By DebbieJosephine · New reply November 2, 2012
  • Discussion in Adulthood and aging · 1 reply
  • Are there any guardians/family members of adults with Down Syndrome in this group? I'm interested in hearing about how your sibling is doing as an adult. How independent they are? What changes did you ...

Found this devo. speaking to me......

Chosen
  • By Chosen · New reply July 19, 2012
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • Joni and Friends Daily Devotional July 11, 2012 Dear Lynn, For the Sake of Christ That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Howard Luks, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply April 15, 2012
  • Journal · 59 replies
  • Dear Inspire Community Members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people we feel are making contributions to helping patients worldwide. We are posting ...

The Inspire Q&A--Inspire talks with Susan Grant

John2
  • By John2 · New reply February 15, 2012
  • Journal · 31 replies
  • Dear readers, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of interviews with people making contributions to helping patients and caregivers worldwide. We are posting these interviews ...

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