Global’s webinar series is one of the many benefits of Global Down Syndrome Foundation membership. Without our members, these important webinars would not be possible. Each quarter, Global presents a webinar featuring renowned scientists, doctors, researchers, and/or professionals in the Down syndrome community. These online, interactive presentations range from medical care and health and wellness to crucial research including topics such as:

Physical Therapy

Behavioral Issues (in different age groups)

Speech, Language, and Communication

Alzheimer’s Disease and Down syndrome

Autoimmune Disorders and Down syndrome

Cancer and Down syndrome

These webinars are a wonderful opportunity to learn from the professionals in the Down syndrome community.
Click here for links to each of Global’s past webinars.



FALL 2018

Supporting Aging Adults with
Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease


Bryn Gelaro, LSW
Huntington Potter, Ph.D
Director of Alzheimer’s Research, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome
Department of Neurology, University of Colorado Denver
Bryn Gelaro, LSW
Director of Adult Initiatives & Special Projects for Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
12pm – 1pm MST

Global Members – Free
Non-Members – $10

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This webinar will review the most recent research discoveries related to Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome. Huntington Potter, Ph.D, will review the most recent research discoveries related to Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome and Bryn Gelaro, LSW, will discuss key behavioral strategies to support aging adults with Down syndrome. Find out what families and professionals need to know about Alzheimer’s disease to provide great care for adults Down syndrome. Key takeaways from this presentation are:

  • Recent Research Discoveries
  • Common Behavior and Mental Health Concerns of Family Members of Aging Adults with Down syndrome
  • Behavior Based Interventions that Utilize Common Behavioral Strengths of Adults with Down syndrome

Huntington Potter, Ph.D. is Professor of Neurology and Director of Alzheimer’s Disease Research in the Department of Neurology and the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at the University of Colorado, Denver. He discovered and is devoted to studying the mechanistic relationship between Alzheimer’s Disease and Down syndrome. Prior to joining UC Denver, Dr. Potter studied, researched and taught for 30 years at Harvard University. He is author of over 100 scientific articles and books, is the holder of 15 U.S. and foreign patents, and has received numerous awards for his work.

Bryn Gelaro, LSW, is a social worker with a background in behavioral health with adults with Down syndrome. As the Director of Adult Initiatives and Special projects at Global, he work includes furthering Global’s adult care initiatives, serving as a project manager and co-author on the Adult Medical Health Care Guideline update and supporting Global’s efforts to open a World Class Medical Clinic for adults with Down syndrome. She also provides behavioral health under the supervision of Dr. Dennis McGuire, LCSW, at the pilot Adult Down Syndrome Clinic at Denver Health.




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