For a person with Down syndrome, quality of life equals independence and inclusion

Categories: Blog, Why Support Research?

LuMind Foundation is dedicated to making this a reality for the hundreds of thousands affected by finding treatments to improve cognition including learning, memory and speech for people with Down syndrome. We are the leading private source of funding in the United States for Down syndrome cognition research. Read about our results. We operate under the …

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The Connection between Ds and Alzheimer’s Disease

Categories: Blog, Ds / Alzheimer's Connection

All adults with Down syndrome over 35-40 years of age develop the characteristic Alzheimer’s neuropathology, including the formation of beta-amyloid plaques, with earlier onset of dementia developing in more than 70% of individuals. Read more from a Science Daily article  and review the connections to the greater Alzheimer’s community.

Ds Connect: Down Syndrome Registry Aims to Connect Families and Individuals with Ds to Researchers

Categories: Blog, Ds Research

DS Connect is a secure centralized information clearinghouse funded and launched by NIH. It is a resource for communication among families, researchers, clinicians, and patient groups, and will be an essential tool in supporting new clinical studies and trials to benefit people with Ds. To learn more about the registry, download DS-Connect’s informational flyer or visit …

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World Down Syndrome Day 2013

Categories: Blog, Events

We know the urgency of helping people with DS build a future in which their promise can be fulfilled. This month we take that message worldwide.