Clinton Campaign Announces Investment Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease

Categories: Blog, Ds / Alzheimer's Connection, News
LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation applauds the development and announcement by the Clinton presidential campaign of a formal plan for new investment to prevent, treat, and make an Alzheimer’s disease cure possible by 2025, which includes a commitment to reach the $2 billion annual funding level for NIH’s dementia research. You can read more details on Clinton’s announced plan …

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UCSD Study Unraveling the Complexities between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease

Categories: Blog, Ds / Alzheimer's Connection

Our friends at University of California, San Diego are helping to unravel the complexities of Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease. A news report from WFMZ in San Diego refers to a three-year pilot project involving a relatively small set of individuals with Down syndrome, like the impressive Jonathan Shirley. Dr. Mike Rafii, the principal investigator on …

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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.