Healthy Brain Initiative

New Guidelines For Treating Adults With Down Syndrome

“We are so pleased that the quality of our guideline rose to the occasion of being published in JAMA, and we are deeply grateful to our families and self-advocates for pushing us to work on this difficult project,” says Michelle Sie Whitten, president and CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, or GLOBAL, which spearheaded …

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Risk factors for dementia

An infographic explaining some of the risk factors for dementia. Source: Imperial College London Dementia strikes one in 14 people in the UK over 65, and 47 million people worldwide. Yet scientists are still urgently trying to find why the disease affects some but not others. In the below infographic, Imperial researcher Dr Ruth Peters explores …

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The INCLUDE Project Research Plan

Down syndrome is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability, the most common autosomal trisomy, and one of the most visible and universally recognized genetic syndromes. Each year there Source:National Institutes of Health (NIH) With additional funding, this directive provided NIH with the opportunity to expand its current efforts on Down syndrome and commonly …

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Summit Virtual Meeting Series: 2020 National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers

Identifying Research Gaps and Opportunities to Improve the Care, Services, and Support of Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers Source: National Institute on Aging The goal of the summit, which was held as a virtual series on July 10, July 21, and August 13, 2020, was to bring together individuals with a variety of backgrounds …

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NEW National Healthy Brain Initiative for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Healthy Brain Initiative for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) project through the HealthMatters Program in partnership with the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia is one of the Component B projects with the CDC’s National Healthy Brain Initiative (CDC-RFA-DP20-2003). As a Component B recipient, we aim to support people with IDD …

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