Mary Mccarron

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Prof McCarron of Trinity College said the gold standard of care would be to deliver annual screening for dementia among those with Down syndrome from as young as 35 years. Photograph: iStock

Four in five people with Down syndrome who reach the age of 65 will develop dementia but many cannot access appropriate care due to their young age or(...)

At the opening of the  Trinity Centre for Excellence in Ageing and Intellectual Disability, sisters Kathleen Ely and Margaret Shanahan from Thurles. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Irish people with intellectual disability who have participated in a 10-year study on ageing “have made an immense contribution to the understanding (...)

‘I am  troubled as a columnist at the degree to which casual ageism is tolerated in newspapers and the media’

This column tries to alternate a focus on ageing, the key social advance of the last century, with reflections on broader perspectives of medicine and(...)

By 2020, the number of people with intellectual disability aged over 65 is projected to double from estimates made in the 1990s. Photograph: Thinkstock

We have come a long way in the past 50 years in our attitudes to people with intellectual disability. Thanks to organisations such as St Michael’s Hou(...)

It is impressive today to see young people with Down syndrome attending mainstream classes in local schools, and as adults holding jobs, attending university, living in their own flats and houses, supporting their families as well as being supported by them, and participating in sports. Photograph: Thinkstock

Families, service providers and people with Down syndrome themselves have achieved a great deal, with average lifespans for the estimated 7,000 people(...)