New Challenges Being Faced by Caregivers of Persons with Down Syndrome

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This USA Today article writes that as health advances have helped persons with Down syndrome live into their sixties, new challenges are being faced by their caregivers. This reality points to the increased importance of Down syndrome cognitive research and the potentials for biomedical therapies that might lead to independent living for persons with Down …

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NY Times blog discusses therapies to improve learning and memory for individuals with Down syndrome

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There is very interesting discussion found in the blog(and its subsequent comments), Motherlode, on the topic of potential therapies to treat Down syndrome cognitive impairment. The entry references another blogger who would not be interested in such therapies for her twin sons. Research Down Syndrome is a supporter of Down syndrome cognitive research and the …

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Memorial Donation to Research Down Syndrome

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Dr. William D. Futch, a 92 year old internist from St. Petersburg, Florida, recently made a generous donation to Research Down Syndrome in memory of his wife Frances Futch and his sister, Suzanne Futch Flatley. The two women were close friends and both had an abiding interest in the Down syndrome community. RDS recognizes and …

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