Down’s Syndrome Research Group Open Day – Saturday 21st March 2015

DS open research group day 21.03.15We are celebrating World Down’s Syndrome day on Saturday March 21st at Douglas House! There will be an open afternoon from 1pm till 5pm where you are invited to join us to learn more about what research we are doing, have some refreshments and take part in some fun activities.

All of our researchers will be there with posters and information packs about their work. This is a great opportunity to find out more about what we are doing to defeat dementia in Down’s Syndrome, ask us any questions you might have and even take part in research.

We will be learning more about our brains through games and activities and there will be complimentary refreshments from the Owl Café. The Down’s Syndrome Association will also be attending and will have lots of information.

We really hope you can make it, please let Suzie know if you are able to, or if you are unable to attend but would like more information about our research.

Suzie Tall: st520@medschl.cam.ac.uk 01223 746007

 

Help us defeat dementia in Down’s syndrome!

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Welcome to the Defeat Dementia in Down’s Syndrome website. This website will tell you about the study we are doing at the University of Cambridge. We want to look at a chemical called Amyloid, in the brains of people with Down’s syndrome. We think that this chemical might cause memory problems, and we would like to know more about how it does this in people with Down’s syndrome.

Our long term objective is to understand why people with Down’s syndrome are at risk for memory problems so that safe treatments can be developed that might prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down’s syndrome, and in the general population.

To find out more about this study, you can click on ‘More information‘ in the blue box on the right hand side of your screen.

Our research is funded by the Medical Research Council and we receive a lot of help and support from Down’s Syndrome Association and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.