Awaken A Force

Categories: Blog, Ds / Alzheimer's Connection

By Alan Gard, Devoted Dad (and Jedi Knight Battling Darth Dementia) As December greets us this year, many are in a festive move as a special event approaches…namely the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Over $50 million in presale tickets have already been sold. When was the last time you bought a ticket in …

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Never Underestimate Your Influence

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by Anne Tippett, LuMind RDS Vice President of Development Do you have plans for December 1, Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday is a national day of giving that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You may already have a charity in mind to support, hopefully you’ll consider LuMind RDS. Did you know your friends and family …

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NIH supports new studies to find Alzheimer’s biomarkers in Down syndrome

Categories: Blog, Ds / Alzheimer's Connection, News

The National Institutes of Health announced a groundbreaking initiative to track dementia onset and the progress of Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome. The studies will be funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), both part of NIH. “We …

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LuMind Research Down Syndrome Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half Set for Sunday, March 20, 2016

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New York, November 17, 2015 — LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half, it was announced today by Carolyn Cronin president and CEO of LuMind RDS. The race will take place on Sunday, March 20, 2016. “The opportunity to partner with the United Airlines …

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DS-Connect®: Step-By-Step

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By Veronica Fratta Launched in 2013, DS-Connect® is an online health registry for individuals with Down syndrome. The registry supports Down syndrome research by collecting data on medical conditions affecting people with Down syndrome and making that de-identified information available to scientists and the medical community. The registry also connects people with Down syndrome with …

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