Reaffirming our Mission: Down Syndrome Cognition Research

Categories: Blog, Events, Meet Our Friends

“Neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night …” may belong to the Post Office, but our Board Members braved the cold, snow and ice to focus on our mission and growth measures so we can have an even greater impact on Down syndrome cognition research. On a very snowy Saturday, January 24, 2015, The LuMind …

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Is Ds Research Advancing Alzheimer’s Disease Research – Or is it the Other Way Around?

Categories: Blog, Ds / Alzheimer's Connection

How are Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease connected? It is an interesting and surprising finding that every person with Down syndrome develops by age 40 the brain pathological changes of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Moreover, most people with Down syndrome in old age – i.e., beyond age 60 – show further cognitive decline. This is …

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Dr. Harpold Quoted in Education Week Articles on Down Syndrome Research

Categories: Blog, Ds Research, News

LuMind Foundation’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Michael Harpold, was quoted in an article by Education Week on the NIH Down Syndrome Research report. In the article, titled “NIH Resets Study Plans for Down Syndrome,” author Sarah Sparks summarizes the seven-year research plan, including discussing a greater focus on students in educational settings. Dr. Harpold is quoted on the …

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FAQ: Isn’t Down syndrome too complex to treat?

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For many years, scientists believed that Down syndrome was too complex to understand, and they believed that there was no way to reverse or reduce the severity of cognitive impairment. However, via two distinct approaches, over the last decade scientists have made unprecedented progress towards identifying a treatment to ameliorate the cognitive impairment associated with …

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DSG Renews Commitment to Ds Cognition Research

Categories: Blog, Meet Our Friends

We are so happy to announce a $10,000 gift from the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City. “DSG is a longtime supporter of the LuMind Foundation as we know funding Down syndrome cognition research could provide our members a better quality of life and the opportunity to achieve their full potential,” explained Amy Allison, Executive …

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