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Defeat Dementia in Down’s Syndrome: Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

ORGANIZED BY:
University of Cambridge

Event Date + Time:
March 21, 2020 11:59 am - March 21, 2020 4:00 pm

Event Location:
Regent Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Venue Name:
Downing College; University of Cambridge Directions

About This Event


Event Description:

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 colouring books) for all.

Type(s) of Event:

Brain Fair, Exhibit, Open House, Other

Other Type(s) of Event

Public Engagement

Audiences:

Elementary school students (1-5), General Public, High school students (9-12), Middle school students (6-8), Patients & Caregivers, Professionals, University students

Required Registration?

No

Organizer's Details


Organizing Institution:

University of Cambridge

Sponsoring Institutions:Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group (CIDDRG)
Contact Information:

Name: April

Phone: 01223 465201

Email: AL804@medshl.cam.ac.uk

Website: https://www.psychiatry.cam.ac.uk/ciddrg

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