Aging and bone health in individuals with developmental disabilities

Joan Jasien, Caitlin M. Daimon, Stuart Maudsley, Bruce K. Shapiro, Bronwen Martin

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Abstract

Low bone mass density (BMD), a classical age-related health issue and a known health concern for fair skinned, thin, postmenopausal Caucasian women, is found to be common among individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities (D/IDs). It is the consensus that BMD is decreased in both men and women with D/ID. Maintaining good bone health is important for this population as fractures could potentially go undetected in nonverbal individuals, leading to increased morbidity and a further loss of independence. This paper provides a comprehensive overview of bone health of adults with D/ID, their risk of fractures, and how this compares to the general aging population. We will specifically focus on the bone health of two common developmental disabilities, Down syndrome (DS) and cerebral palsy (CP), and will discuss BMD and fracture rates in these complex populations. Gaining a greater understanding of how bone health is affected in individuals with D/ID could lead to better customized treatments for these specific populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number469235
JournalInternational Journal of Endocrinology
Volume2012
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

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Developmental Disabilities
Bone and Bones
Health
Intellectual Disability
Bone Density
Health Fairs
Bone Fractures
Cerebral Palsy
Down Syndrome
Morbidity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Aging and bone health in individuals with developmental disabilities. / Jasien, Joan; Daimon, Caitlin M.; Maudsley, Stuart; Shapiro, Bruce K.; Martin, Bronwen.

In: International Journal of Endocrinology, Vol. 2012, 469235, 2012.

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Jasien, Joan; Daimon, Caitlin M.; Maudsley, Stuart; Shapiro, Bruce K.; Martin, Bronwen / Aging and bone health in individuals with developmental disabilities.

In: International Journal of Endocrinology, Vol. 2012, 469235, 2012.

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