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Defeat Dementia in Down’s Syndrome: Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day
March 21, 2020
** This event has been postponed **
The Down’s Syndrome Research Group would like to invite you to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with us at our Open Day event: Defeating Dementia in Down’s Syndrome
Why do some people with Down’s syndrome have memory problems when they get older? Sometimes this is because they have Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists think that Alzheimer’s dementia is caused by abnormal proteins in the brain called amyloid and tau. The Down’s Syndrome Research Group is interested in looking at how these abnormal proteins might cause memory problems for people with Down’s syndrome, and how they may change over time.
Come and join the Down Syndrome Research group us as we celebrate World Down’s Syndrome Day (21 March 2020). We will then share the various techniques we use to study the way the brain changes over time; methods include brain scans, brain electrical activity recordings and cognitive tests. We will have posters to share our group’s ongoing research, exhibits and activities (quizzes and brain puzzles) for all.
This event is in partnership with the 2020 Cambridge Science Festival and International Brain Awareness Week.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/505324980065299/
Cambridge Science Festival: https://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/events/defeat-dementia-downs-syndrome-celebrating-world-down-syndrome-day
To learn more about our group: https://www.psychiatry.cam.ac.uk/ciddrg/
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