Re: Weight loss in my brother
Adults with Down Syndrome can start to lose weight for various reasons. It could be depression, dementia, or possibly the loss of a key person in their life. If it started over a year ago, try to think back what may have happened around that time, like if there was some kind of trauma, etc.
Its not normal for any person to lose a large amount of weight in a year, unless they are trying to lose weight.
Also, they should be testing his thyroid and doing blood tests to see if there are any underlying diseases. There are websites that deal specifically with Down Syndrome issues.