Dr. Harpold at the NIH Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015

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

We appreciate Dr. Michael Harpold for being such a road warrior on behalf of the Down syndrome community. On February 9-10, 2015, Dr. Harpold, LuMind Foundation’s Chief Scientific Officer, attended the biennial NIH Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015, a major forum for the dynamic development of coordinated Alzheimer’s disease research efforts under the Congressionally-mandated National Alzheimer’s …

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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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LuMind in the News: Foundation strives to enhance lives of people living with Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s

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

Thank you Mary Pritchard, a reporter with the Community Advocate. Mary heard about our Race for Research Road Rally from last June and was interested to learn more about our organization. Thank you Mary for taking such time and care in writing the article. Read the full article.

Making Connections: Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and LuMind Foundation

Categories: Blog, Ds / Alzheimer's Connection

On October 15, LuMind Foundation Executive Director Carolyn Cronin attended a research presentation by the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund at the Harvard Club in Boston. The presentation featured Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital and chairman of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium, talking about the state of Alzheimer’s research today.  For Carolyn, a lot of the …

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