Living With Angelman Syndrome
Aids and Adaptations
Aids and adaptations can help provide people with Angelman syndrome the assistance they require to perform daily tasks and to improve mobility and communication. Learn more about some of these aids and adaptations by clicking the link below.
People with Angelman syndrome may not respond in predictable ways to anesthesia, and there are a variety of considerations to keep in mind when using anesthesia in Angelman patients. Learn more about how anesthesia affects people with Angelman by clicking the link below.
Exercise and physical activity, such as walking, swimming, or equine therapy, may help Angelman patients to improve their strength, coordination, balance, and posture. Click the link below to learn more about how a supervised exercise program can benefit Angelman patients.
To help control seizures in Angelman syndrome, two types of diet may be prescribed to patients: the ketogenic diet and the low glycemic index diet. Learn more about these diets by clicking the link below.
Sleep disturbances are a common symptom of Angelman syndrome. Abnormal sleep patterns can negatively affect a patient’s health and daily activities, and may lead to frustration and irritability among caregivers. Click the link below to learn more about sleep issues in Angelman and how they can be managed.
Children with Angelman syndrome have cognitive and developmental delays, which can make school difficult. To overcome some of these challenges, parents and caregivers may want to develop an individualized education plan with their child’s school faculty. Learn more about school and Angelman syndrome by clicking the link below.
When there is evidence through family history or initial clinical evaluation of the presence of Angelman syndrome, a primary healthcare provider may refer patients and their family members for genetic counseling to help them understand more about the nature of the disease. Click the link below to learn more about genetic counseling for Angelman.