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Alzheimer’s Disease and Down Syndrome

Many, but not all, people with Down syndrome develop Alzheimer’s disease when they get older. Scientists are conducting basic studies, biomarker studies, and clinical trials to better understand why some people with Down syndrome develop dementia while others do not, measure cognitive and biological changes, and develop treatments. The NIH fact sheet Alzheimer’s Disease inContinue reading “Alzheimer’s Disease and Down Syndrome”

State of Illinois Alzheimer’s Disease Plan 2014-2017

Are you interested in learning about the current recommendations made to the legislature in order to make Illinois a better “dementia-capable” state? The Alzheimer’s Disease Illinois State Plan 2014-2017 Report and Recommendations was developed by stakeholders and the Illinois Department of Public Health in 2014. The report acts as a great guidepost for the currentContinue reading “State of Illinois Alzheimer’s Disease Plan 2014-2017”