Lyndon LaPlante: Someone You Should Know

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For two years now, Lyndon LaPlante has golfed in the RDS Golf Classic held near Dallas, Tx.  At both events, Lyndon has been a highlighted speaker at the awards dinner, and has elicited both laughter and tears as he discusses his life experiences and aspirations.  Read more about how Lyndon helps promote Down Syndrome awareness. …

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How quality of sleep impacts memory and learning in children with Down syndrome

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Research under way at the University of Arizona is revealing a connection between quality of sleep and the learning and memory functions in children with Down Syndrome. “It’s well known that children with Down Syndrome are vulnerable to developing sleep apnea which results in pauses in breathing,” UA psychology student Jennifer Breslin says. Breslin has …

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

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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 …

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Congratulations Marathoners, and Thank You, Team Flynn!

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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 …

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RDS Ambassador, Patty Watson, in the News

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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 …

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