By participating in research you can make a huge difference. Research can help us to improve our understanding of diseases like Alzheimer’s, which can directly lead to improving diagnosis, prevention, treatment and care.
We have a number of ongoing studies which we need volunteers for:
ABC-DS Study – looking at biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease (processes inside the body which may help us to see whether someone has Alzheimer’s) in people with Down’s syndrome.
High-resolution brain imaging and sleep in Down Syndrome Study – investigating the role of sleep in the development of dementia.
Imaging the retina in Down Syndrome Study – looking at new ways to study the changes happening in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome.
Sea Hero Quest Study – using a mobile phone game called ‘Sea Hero Quest’ as a way of looking into spatial navigation for people with Down’s syndrome.
Trial-Ready Cohort – Down Syndrome (TRC-DS) Study – aiming to address many current problems with clinical trial recruitment and group management for people with Down syndrome.
‘Regression’ in people with Down’s Syndrome – funded by the DSA to explore why and how episodes of ‘regression’ happen.
If you’re interested in getting involved or have any questions you can contact us via email at CIDDRG@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Watch the below video to see what a typical visit is like for one of our participants taking part in our ABC-DS study.