Ds Research Questions: Asked by a Parent, Answered by Experts

Categories: Blog, Why Support Research?

Like many parents, Victoria Vila, a freelance writer and member of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte, had questions about research and studies on Down syndrome. To answer those questions, she turned to LuMind’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Michael Harpold and Campbell Brasington, a certified genetic counselor at the Down Syndrome clinic at Levine …

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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.

LuMind Foundation 2013-2014 Grant Awards Exceed $1M

Categories: News

LuMind Foundation has provided over $9.6 million to advance Down syndrome cognition research.  Recipients of this year’s funding include researchers at : Johns Hopkins Medicine University of California, San Diego University of Arizona Stanford University, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Read more details about the awards in the research section of our website.