For people with Down syndrome, who are living longer and healthier lives than ever, a new challenge looms: They are at high risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a devastating, terminal illness that has no cure.
As many as 25 percent of those with Down syndrome will develop Alzheimer’s if they live past age 35, according to the National Down Syndrome Society, with the odds increasing to nearly 100 percent as they age.
For that reason, Dr. Danna Jennings, clinical research director at the Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders, is conducting a study of those with Down increased risk — the risk is has Down syndrome but does –
“So any time there’s any type of research out there that we can either learn more about who we are … or help people out in the community, then the better off we all are.”
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