Brain scan identifies patterns of plaques and tangles in adults with Down syndrome

Categories: News

Researchers have outlined the connection between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease. For instance, all persons with Down syndrome show signs of the brain pathology of Alzheimer's disease by the age of 40. Persons with Down syndrome are 3-5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, with earlier age of onset. A recently published study from …

Read More

RDS Golf Classic

Categories: Events

This event was preceded on the evening of June 15 by the Texas Twilight for Down Syndrome reception featuring live and silent auctions. A highlight of the golf awards dinner was the speech given by Lyndon LaPlante, an avid golfer and all around athlete.  LaPlante said that when people look at him they often “only …

Read More

Congratulations Marathoners, and Thank You, Team Flynn!

Categories: News

A group of amazing men and women from the Washington, D.C. area, Team Flynn, headed to San Diego and ran the San Diego Rock n Roll Half Marathon to support RDS and Down syndrome cognitive research.  The marathon, which took place on Sunday, June 5, started at Balboa Park and finished at Sea World.  The following day, Team …

Read More

RDS Ambassador, Patty Watson, in the News

Categories: News

What a great story on Patty Watson, a strong supporter of placing persons with disabilities in the work force, and an RDS Ambassador, who has worked tirelessly to support Down syndrome cognitive research. For more information on how you can assist the support of Down syndrome cognitive research as an RDS Ambassador, contact us at …

Read More

First Annual Libretti

Categories: Events

The golf event was followed by cocktails, a buffet dinner and award ceremony. RDS thanks the event organizers, including Mark Piserchio and Jack Dean for organizing this event.