More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Of them, 400,000 also have Down syndrome. People with Down syndrome (DS) represent the world’s largest population of predetermined Alzheimer’s disease. It is hoped that by studying these individuals, researchers can develop insights into how Alzheimer’s disease naturally progresses. Both groups of patients have similar looking brains with higher levels of the protein beta … Continue reading Study validates beta amyloid as cause of dementia in both Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome.