The Challenges of Caring for an Adult With Sanfilippo Syndrome

The Challenges of Caring for an Adult With Sanfilippo Syndrome

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The Challenges of Caring for an Adult With Sanfilippo Syndrome

Sanfilippo syndrome is a rare, genetic disease that typically presents itself in children when they are either toddlers or adolescents. Children with this disease commonly exhibit hyperactivity, cognitive decline, sleep problems, diarrhea, and declining motor skills. Unfortunately, these individuals often pass away either before or during their teenage years. My oldest daughter, Abby, has Sanfilippo syndrome, and she is 26. She has an attenuated form of the disease, which means it is slower progressing, resulting…

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