Kennedy Krieger awarded $8.5 million to study aging and dementia in adults with Down syndrome

The NIH recently announced it has awarded the Kennedy Krieger Institute an $8.5 million grant to address crucial gaps in knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down syndrome. This will allow the Baltimore based institute to undertake a variety of projects to extend the understanding of the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease within the older population with Down syndrome to its earliest stage of clinical impact. Hopefully, the findings can have direct implications for promoting more successful aging for adults with DS. Learn more about this research project here.

Research Down Syndrome looks forward to the findings which result from this work. Increased private funding of Down syndrome cognitive research through your support of Research Down Syndrome encourages increased NIH funding for such projects.

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