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Alzheimer’s disease and Down Syndrome

Alzheimer’s disease disproportionately affects individuals with Down syndrome. In fact, estimates suggest that 50% or more of people with Down syndrome will develop Alzheimer’s disease as they age. Adults with Down syndrome typically begin to show symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in their 50s or 60s. Scientists are working hard to understand why people with DownContinue reading “Alzheimer’s disease and Down Syndrome”

The Alzheimer’s-Down Syndrome Connection

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. Learn more about research opportunities for peopleContinue reading “The Alzheimer’s-Down Syndrome Connection”

What’s the connection between Alzheimer’s and Down Syndrome?

A message from the National Institute on Aging… 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 developContinue reading “What’s the connection between Alzheimer’s and Down Syndrome?”

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”