About Down's Syndrome : Defeating Dementia

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Defeating Dementia

Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group are conducting research studies to investigate the risk of dementia in people with Down’s syndrome. The long term objective is to understand why people with Down’s syndrome are at risk for Alzheimer’s disease so that safe treatments can be developed. The research studies will inform a clinical trial, so that scientists can find a drug to prevent this type of dementia from developing in people with Down’s syndrome.

Downs Syndrome Research Group Cambridge Newsletter Summer 2019

On Tuesday 17 May, the Dementia in Down’s syndrome research group screened their new film ‘Together’ at the Arts Picture House in Cambridge. With the help of Colin at Little Dragon Films, James at Sky Larking Films, and some enthusiastic research participants, the research group made this film to tell people about all of the work they have been doing to investigate the links between Down’s syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease. We hope that this film will help people understand why we are doing this research, and show them that taking part in these studies can be fun and exciting for everyone involved. But most importantly, we hope the film will help people to see that together is the only way that we can defeat dementia in Down’s syndrome!

If you would like to find out how you can get involved in the research, please send an email to: dh-admin@medschl.cam.ac.uk or call Liz Jones, Practitioner Researcher on 07852553722.

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