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VIDEO: “What is the link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s?” with Dr. Ira Lott

By December 12, 2019December 16th, 2019In the News

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This monthly series features short talks and Q&A with experts from the University of California, Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND), 1 of 32 congressionally designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers in the nation. Join UCI MIND on Facebook (@UCIrvineMIND) to learn about advances in research to improve Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Episode 11: “What is the link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s?”

This month, we’re joined by Ira Lott, MD, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Neurology at UCI School of Medicine. Dr. Lott is a child neurologist at UCI and CHOC Children’s Hospital and Director of the UCI MIND Down Syndrome Program, which studies Alzheimer’s disease in individuals with Down syndrome. His research has been supported by the NIH, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the State of California, including the largest clinical research grant for Down syndrome in NIH history. Dr. Lott has received two national awards for his research and has been commended by the California State Senate for his work on behalf of individuals with intellectual disabilities.

To learn more about Dr. Lott’s research and the Down Syndrome Program, visit

At our website, you’ll also find information about a new quarterly educational support group for family caregivers of people with Down Syndrome. The first session will take place on Jan. 21st at 10:00am at the Down Syndrome Association of OC in Costa Mesa and will include a presentation from Eric Doran who manages UCI MIND’s Down Syndrome Program with Dr. Lott. This series is organized by Alzheimer’s Orange County:

We are excited to announce an outstanding lineup of experts for our 2020 Facebook LIVE series! UCI MIND Director, Dr. Joshua Grill, will kick off our first episode of 2020 on January 10th at 11:00am PST. Stay tuned for more details and have a wonderful holiday. We’ll see you in the New Year!

Stay tuned for updates in 2020!