Defeat Dementia in Down’s Syndrome: Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day
University of Cambridge
Event Date + Time:
March 21, 2020 @ 11:59 am - March 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Regent Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Downing College; University of Cambridge Directions
About This Event
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.