Longitudinal AD and DS Study at Crnic Institute

Help further research by participating in a study overseen by Dr. Huntington Potter and the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Dr. Potter and Connor Long

Dr. Huntington Potter and the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center (RMADC) are preparing to initiate a longitudinal (yearly) observational study of people with Down syndrome and their parents. The study will help the RMADC’s scientists learn more about the developing risk of Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome, with the goal of predicting who is at risk for contracting Alzheimer’s disease and ultimately how to prevent or treat the disease.

Participants will be examined by a neurologist, given a set of tests to measure memory and other brain function and be asked to donate a sample of blood.

People interested in obtaining more information should call Joseph Daniels at (313) 724-2997.

About the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

The Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome is the first medical and research institute with the mission to provide the best clinical care to people with Down syndrome, and to eradicate the medical and cognitive ill effects associated with the condition. Established in 2008, the Crnic Institute is a partnership between the University of Colorado School of Medicine, the University of Colorado Boulder, and Children’s Hospital Colorado. Headquartered on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, the Crnic Institute includes the Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital Colorado. It partners both locally and globally to provide life-changing research and medical care for individuals with Down syndrome. The Crnic Institute is made possible by the generous support of the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation, and relies on the Global Down Syndrome Foundation for fundraising, education, awareness and government advocacy. It is a research and medical-based organization without political or religious affiliation or intention.

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