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Today is World Down Syndrome Day!

By March 21, 2019Commentary

Ira Lott, MD

Did you know that people with Down syndrome are at significantly increased risk to develop Alzheimer’s disease? UCI MIND researchers, like Ira Lott, MD, Eric Doran, MS, Elizabeth Head, PhD, and Jorge Busciglio, PhD aim to better understand this critical link to improve quality of life and bring us closer to improved treatments and prevention for all people impacted by Alzheimer’s disease.

To learn more about the UCI MIND Down Syndrome Program, click here >

To read a recent interview with Down Syndrome Program manager, Eric Doran, click here >. In this post, Eric discusses the creation of a new play in San Diego to raise awareness of Down syndrome.

UCI MIND partners with Alzheimer’s Orange County to facilitate a support group, which serves family caregivers of individuals with Down syndrome who are concerned about Alzheimer’s disease. To learn more, contact Eric Doran at 714.456.8443 or