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March 15, 2024

Down syndrome collaborators now published in Alzheimer’s and Dementia

“Adapting prescribing criteria for amyloid‐targeted antibodies for adults with Down syndrome” published in the journal of the Alzheimer’s Association Drawing attention to policies currently preventing people with intellectual disabilities from…
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March 8, 2024

LuMind IDSC statement on FDA Advisory Committee for promising Alzheimer’s drug, donanemab

LuMind IDSC is encouraged by today’s news that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting more time and information before making a decision on the status of donanemab,…
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January 31, 2024

Study: Medicare, Medicaid, and Dual Enrollment for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Medicare, Medicaid and Dual Enrollment for Adults with IDD Boston University School of Public Health recently published an article in Health Services Research Journal entitled Medicare, Medicaid, and Dual Enrollment…
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January 18, 2024

Message from the CEO: a look ahead to 2024

“I want to enjoy my life for a long time. I want to grow old just like everyone else.”    These two sentences, spoken by a 37-year old man with Down…
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December 21, 2023

Progress in 2023 – our annual impact report

Thanks to the extraordinary support and engagement of the Down syndrome community, LuMind IDSC is celebrating a year of outstanding progress. In accelerating research, expanding connections, raising voices, and influencing…
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November 14, 2023

Reuters Article: Barriers to Latest Alzheimer’s Treatments for Down Syndrome Community

Hampus Hillerstrom, CEO of LuMind IDSC Foundation and father to a child with Down syndrome, knows about the barriers people with Down syndrome face in accessing the latest Alzheimer's treatments.…
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September 21, 2023

LuMind IDSC names new Director of Community Programs

Following a five-month, national search, LuMind IDSC Down Syndrome Foundation announced the appointment of Christina Reaves as the new Director of Community Programs. In the newly revised role, Christina will…
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September 18, 2023

Boston Globe OpEd People with Down Syndrome Now Left Out of Treatment

LuMind IDSC and The Arc of Northeast collaborated on an OpEd that was recently published in The Boston Globe. Authors Hampus Hillerstrom and Jo Ann Simons are leaders of their…
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September 16, 2023

Study: Use of Medicaid by Adults with Down Syndrome

Medicaid Enrollment and Service Use Among Adults with Down Syndrome September 16, 2023 In a recently published study in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Health Studies it was…
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July 7, 2023

Key updates on Down syndrome community access to new Alzheimer’s drugs

Five takeaways for the Down syndrome community: Updates on accessing the new Alzheimer’s drugsLuMind IDSC is working on many levels to break down the barriers that currently prevent people with…
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July 7, 2023

LuMind IDSC statement on FDA approval of Leqembi

LuMind IDSC issues statement following FDA full approval of Leqembi™ to treat early-stage Alzheimer’s disease  July 7, 2023 In a groundbreaking decision that signals new hope for people with Alzheimer’s…
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July 7, 2023

Meet the Black Down Syndrome Association

by guest contributor, Crystal Lotterberry, co-founder of the Black Down Syndrome Association About the Black Down Syndrome Association The Black Down Syndrome Association is helping to create a more inclusive…
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June 1, 2023

Expert panel addresses inequitable access to Alzheimer’s drugs for adults with Down syndrome

Seeking to rectify existing federal and state policies which prevent people with intellectual disabilities from accessing new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, a group of international experts are calling for modification…
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May 12, 2023

LuMind IDSC joins Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

In April, leaders from LuMind IDSC joined with 350 self-advocates, caregivers, and professionals to meet with federal legislators in a national, unified Day of Advocacy coordinated by the National Down…
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May 3, 2023

LuMind IDSC Statement re: Donanemab Phase 3 Results

Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly today announced results of a phase III clinical trial that proves their anti-amyloid drug, donanemab, significantly slowed cognitive and functional decline in people with early symptomatic…
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March 29, 2023

Important progress in the treatment of sleep apnea and Down syndrome

At the end of March, the US Food & Drug Administration approved Inspire’s Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator for children with Down Syndrome and significant sleep apnea who are 13 years and…
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March 21, 2023

Hope and Action for Down syndrome Alzheimer’s research on WDSD 2023

Each year, the Down syndrome community and our supporters – family, friends, businesses, organizations and others – honor our loved ones on World Down Syndrome Day. This year, it feels…
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March 17, 2023

An athlete’s heart and a charmer’s smile: meet Armond Maillard

March 21st is “Down Syndrome Awareness Day,” a day designated by the United Nations to increase global awareness of Down syndrome and to celebrate the accomplishments of the Down syndrome…
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March 15, 2023

Beyond Down Syndrome: The Friedman family turns experience into guidance

Parent, advocate, and published author, Steve Friedman has used his family's recent experiences to help guide others. With The Essential Guide for Families with Down syndrome, Steve brings a practical…
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March 2, 2023

Fierce Biotech article highlights dearth of inclusion in Alzheimer’s research

"Alzheimer's meds are here. But for the Down syndrome community, it's still the 1980s" by Annalee Armstrong, Fierce Biotech An important article from industry publication Fierce Biotech highlights the lack…
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February 23, 2023

With support from Lilly, LuMind IDSC launches key research and awareness activities to advance Down syndrome research

2/22/2023 (Burlington, MA) – Today the LuMind IDSC Foundation, a leading national Down syndrome research organization, announced a new collaboration with Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) aimed at accelerating research…
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January 26, 2023

Results from “Challenges of Caregiving” Survey Published in Research Journal

The LuMind IDSC community and caregivers across the U.S. participated in “Challenges of Caregiving,” an online survey of caregiver perspectives on a range of topics that are important to the…
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January 18, 2023

New Year Greetings from Hampus Hillerstrom

Dear Friend of LuMind IDSC, Recently, I spoke with a family whose newborn baby had heart surgery. As many of you who have been through similar experiences can attest to,…
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January 10, 2023

Statement on accelerated approval of Leqembi to treat mild-stage Alzheimer’s disease in the general population

On Friday, January 6, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval for lecanemab, an anti-amyloid drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease that was developed by Eisai and Biogen.…
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December 8, 2022

Impact Report 2022

Our Impact Report 2022 highlights our accomplishments as an organization during a remarkable year. 2022 saw Down syndrome research receive unprecedented attention from policymakers, the media, and the pharmaceutical and…
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December 5, 2022

New steps forward in treating Alzheimer’s disease with lecanemab: Clinical trial reveals clear efficacy in removing brain plaque

At an Alzheimer’s disease research conference last week, new clinical trial data was presented for an antibody drug candidate called lecanemab.  (Read more about the development of lecanemab here.) An…
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November 16, 2022

DS-CTN Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB)

LuMind IDSC and the Down Syndrome Clinical Trials Network are pleased to announce the launch of the DS-CTN Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB). This service was created to provide…
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November 1, 2022

Lecanemab: New Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

Eisai, a Japanese pharmaceutical company, and its partner Biogen, a Massachusetts-based biotechnology company, recently announced positive “topline” results from the clinical trial of their anti-amyloid antibody, lecanemab, in patients with…
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October 17, 2022

NTG Publishes Advisory on Long-COVID in Adults with Intellectual Disability

In a recent report, the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG) published an article providing background information on the residual and potentially long-term effects of Long-COVID,…
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October 6, 2022

Random Acts of Kindness During Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Nowadays people with Down syndrome live healthier, longer, and more fulfilling lives than the generations before them. Today, children and adults with Down syndrome enjoy lives that they navigate according…
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October 3, 2022

Why is Down syndrome research important?

Learn more about Down syndrome research Learn more about resources for families Learn more about Alzheimer's disease & Down syndrome
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September 16, 2022

Potential New Therapy for Adults with Down Syndrome

September 16, 2022 Research recently published in the journal Science  (Manfredi-Lozano et al., Science 377, eabq4515 (2022)) raises the possibility that a currently approved drug may offer an effective boost…
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September 7, 2022

LIFE-DSR: up close and personal with John

In July 2022, John Cronin and his parents invited LuMind IDSC to follow their family experience as they participated in their LIFE-DSR study visit. This one-of-a-kind peek into research was…
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June 8, 2022

Going The Distance: What My Dad Taught Me About Perseverance, By Karen Gaffney

June 8, 2022| By: Karen Gaffney Perseverance: According to Webster’s dictionary, it means “continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition."  I learned this from my…
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June 7, 2022

A Conversation with Brian White on his Upcoming Chicago Marathon to Support LuMind IDSC

Running a marathon is one of those super-human feats that most people only get to enjoy from the comfort of a celebrating audience, or a couch. Yet, this incredible test…
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May 16, 2022

Mental Health and Down Syndrome

In May we recognize Mental Health Awareness Month. Many families deal with mental health issues throughout all stages of life, and healthcare providers are paying more attention to the links between…
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April 22, 2022

Six Books Written by People with Down Syndrome

Books transport us to different places, and open our eyes to other ideas and points of view. Sometimes they share the lives and experiences of their authors and teach valuable…
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April 19, 2022

A Closer Look at the CMS Decision on Aduhelm and Anti-Amyloid Drugs

AN EXPLAINER FOR THE DOWN SYNDROME COMMUNITY April 15, 2022   BACKGROUND On April 7, 2022, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) finalized their coverage policy for drugs known as…
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April 7, 2022

The Washington Post Publishes Article to Bring Awareness of DS Related Alzheimer’s Disease

On Thursday, April 7, The Washington Post published a thorough, person-centric, and well-written article by reporter Laurie McGinley that we hope will bring renewed awareness of Down syndrome-related Alzheimer's disease.…
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March 22, 2022

Chronic Sleep Conditions and Down Syndrome

Every night, a large percentage of the population with Down syndrome struggle to fall asleep. When they do, they might struggle to achieve healthy and restful sleep. In this blog,…
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March 15, 2022

The Sweet Labor of Love

March 15, 2022  Every March, the Down syndrome community honors World Down Syndrome Awareness Day on March 21 (3/21). As part of LuMind IDSC’s “Raise Your Hand” for World Down Syndrome Day initiative, we…
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March 3, 2022

Caregivers Evaluate Independence in Individuals with Down Syndrome

Institutions: Division of Medical Genetics and Metabolism at Massachusetts General Hospital, LuMind IDSC Foundation, the Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation and the Division of Physical Medicine…
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February 18, 2022

Report of the Neuroatypical Conditions Expert Consultative Panel

EXAMINING ADULTS WITH NEUROATYPICAL CONDITIONS FOR MCI/DEMENTIA DURING COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT ASSESSMENTS: REPORT OF THE NEUROATYPICAL CONDITIONS EXPERT CONSULTATIVE PANEL July, 2022 Project Principals: Matthew P. Janicki, PhD, Jim Hendrix, PhD, Philip…
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February 17, 2022

Understanding Congenital Heart Defects in Individuals with Down Syndrome

February is Heart Month, a time to bring awareness to heart conditions. Congenital Heart Defects affect approximately 50% of babies born with Down syndrome, (compared to 1% of neurotypical children).…
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February 8, 2022

Hampus Hillerstrom, LuMind IDSC’s CEO Publishes Article in Exceptional Parent Magazine

RELIABLE DOWN SYNDROME RESOURCES FOR EVERY FAMILY, FOR EVERY STAGE OF LIFE "Down syndrome research is of huge importance to our community. As people with Down syndrome live longer and…
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February 7, 2022

Eight Tips to Promote Healthy Sleep Habits for People with Down Syndrome

Sometimes falling asleep and having a restful night isn’t as easy as we would hope. In some cases, sleeplessness can be helped by tweaking certain routines and fostering healthy bedtime…
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February 4, 2022

Submit Comments to CMS so People with Down Syndrome Will Have Equal Access to Alzheimer’s Drugs

ACTION NEEDED BY FEBRUARY 9, 2022: SUBMIT COMMENTS TO CMS SO PEOPLE WITH DOWN SYNDROME WILL HAVE EQUAL ACCESS TO ALZHEIMER’S DRUGS People with Down syndrome have a right to…
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January 26, 2022

Results from T21RS’s COVID-19 International Survey on Vaccination of Individuals with DS

January 26, 2022 In a study funded by the LuMind IDSC Foundation, the T21RS COVID-19 Initiative launched an international survey to obtain information on the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for individuals…
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January 25, 2022

Five Recent Down Syndrome Research Data Articles to Stay Up to Date

January 25, 2022  Recently, two institutions in the Down Syndrome Clinical Trials Network (DS-CTN) published five studies about Down syndrome-related health and wellness, ranging from infectious diseases to mental health, skills, and…
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January 20, 2022

Publication Illustrates Need for Therapies to Address Immune Aging in Down Syndrome

Impaired immune function is a clear and growing threat to the health and well-being of people with Down syndrome (DS). Understanding how and why the immune system is altered in…
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January 12, 2022

LuMind IDSC Statement on CMS Proposed Coverage for Anti-Amyloid AD Drugs

January 12, 2022 During the past year, LuMind IDSC remained cautiously optimistic about treatment possibilities that the development of new drugs for Alzheimer’s disease may bring to the Down syndrome community.…
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December 20, 2021

LuMind IDSC Impact Report 2021

2021 was a year of growth for LuMind IDSC. Thanks to donors like you, we were able to expand our services and educational resources, and were able to hear the…
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December 10, 2021

Tips for Promoting Dietary Changes in Individuals with Down Syndrome

Having a healthy and well-balanced diet has many benefits. Experts recommend eating healthy foods to prevent chronic diseases. In an earlier blog post, we shared that “Researchers are also learning…
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November 15, 2021

Useful Terms to Understand the Science that Will Benefit Our Loved Ones

Have you ever wondered what certain scientific terms or acronyms mean? If you're interested in the scientific advances working towards helping your loved one with Down syndrome live healthier and…
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November 4, 2021

My Family Is My Pride

November 4, 2021 In January 2018, amidst the celebration of the birth of their baby daughter, Roberto and Nayeli Ojeda received the news that their new baby Mariana, had Down…
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October 20, 2021

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Its Connection to Down Syndrome

Today, individuals with Down syndrome enjoy a longer life expectancy and are now able to live into their sixties. Unfortunately, there’s a new challenge that people with Down syndrome and…
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October 20, 2021

LuMind IDSC, NDSS and NTG Urge the Advisory Council to Take Action on the Needs of the DS Community

October 20, 2021 LuMind IDSC, the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), and the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG) recently submitted a formal letter to the…
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October 18, 2021

LuMind IDSC and Dr. Nicole White Publish: Parental Perspectives on Research for Down Syndrome

 October 18, 2021 Dr. Nicole White, Hampus Hillerstrom, LuMind IDSC and a team of experts, recently published an article in the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, that delves into…
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October 18, 2021

Hampus Hillerstrom, LuMind IDSC’s CEO Publishes Article in Exceptional Parent Magazine

October 18, 2021 October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and to commemorate it, Hampus Hillerstrom, LuMind IDSC’s CEO, wrote an article for the Exceptional Parent Magazine, a publication that serves the…
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October 13, 2021

LuMind IDSC and Team of Experts Publish Article on Aging with DS and the Future of Research

Dr. James Hendrix, LuMind IDSC's Chief Scientific Officer, along with a team of Down syndrome experts recently published an article in the Journal of Clinical Medicine, as part of the special issue…
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October 7, 2021

Expert Chat: A Conversation with Dr. Nicole White

October 7, 2021  From mom of four to Down syndrome researcher. Research Spotlight sat with Nicole White and discussed some of the challenges that prevent parents and caregivers from getting…
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September 7, 2021

Michelle Sullivan: Mother, Fundraiser, and Ironwoman

September 7, 2021 RUNNING FOR RESEARCH: Good natured and modest, Michelle Sullivan does not consider herself an athlete. Not even with the three marathons and ironman races already under her…
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August 18, 2021

LuMind IDSC and Other National Groups Urge CMS to Include DS Community in Alzheimer’s Drugs Coverage

August 18, 2021  LuMind IDSC has joined the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and The National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG) in sending comments to federal…
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August 17, 2021

Parents of Children with Down Syndrome Share Their Back-to-School Tips

As the summer winds down, we start to notice more stores decking out with fall decorations, and pumpkin flavored everything becomes the harbinger of autumn. Whether we are ready or…
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August 9, 2021

10 Books About Down Syndrome Recommended by Experts, Parents, and Caregivers

August 9, 2021 In honor of National Book Lovers Day, the LuMind IDSC community is happy to share a curated list of books recommended by medical experts, caregivers, and Woodbine House,…
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July 30, 2021

The Crafts of Love

July 30, 2021How do you find the time? This is probably a question that Priya and Puja Pandit get all the time. At 15 years old, Priya attends a competitive…
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July 15, 2021

A New Perspective on The Aduhelm Controversy

People with Down syndrome live longer and more independently now than ever before. Supported by advances in medical care, community programs, and supportive caregiving, people with Down syndrome are leveraging…
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July 13, 2021

LuMind IDSC signs on to NTG statement re: Aduhelm

“It is unknown to what degree aducanumab (Aduhelm) may help people with Down syndrome, as they were not included among the trial participants...” As the conversation around Biogen’s Aduhelm continues,…
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July 1, 2021

Transitioning Into Adulthood: What to Do When Your Loved One With Down Syndrome Becomes An Adult

July 1, 2021 Fleeing the nest or staying home? What happens when your loved one with Down syndrome becomes an adult? This is what many parents of children with Down…
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June 29, 2021

Why Patient Voices Are So Critical to the Development and Initial Approval of New Drugs

June 29, 2021 This blogpost from a former FDA insider on the power of the patient helps us understand how drug approval processes are informed by the patient experience, and…
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June 28, 2021

Ten Useful Tips to Safely Enjoy the Water with Your Loved One with Down Syndrome

June 28, 2021 As the weather starts to warm up, some of us probably can’t hide our eagerness to jump into a lake or go on a kayaking adventure. According…
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June 17, 2021

Concerned About Alzheimer’s Disease? Signs That Your Loved One Should Have a Healthcare Evaluation

June 17, 2021
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June 17, 2021

When a Father Becomes a Superhero

June 17, 2021 We all think of our dads as superheroes, and today at LuMind IDSC as we celebrate all fathers and father- figures, we could not think of a…
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June 7, 2021

FDA Approves Biogen’s Aduhelm, the First New Drug for Alzheimer’s Disease Since 2003

Burlington, MA, June 7, 2021 - Today marks an important milestone in Alzheimer’s disease research with the approval by the FDA of Aduhelm (aducanumab) from the company Biogen. Aduhelm is the…
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June 1, 2021

Family Voices for T21RS Virtual Conference

June 1, 2021 When Jay Nothnagle was born in 1974, he was diagnosed with Down syndrome. The advice his young parents received from their physician was to “institutionalize him as…
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May 13, 2021

6 Tips to Make Physical Activities Fun for Individuals with Down Syndrome

May 13, 2021
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May 13, 2021

Cross-Sectional Exploration of Plasma Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease in Down Syndrome: Early Data from the Longitudinal Investigation for Enhancing Down Syndrome Research (LIFE-DSR) Study

May 13, 2021 LuMind IDSC’s Chief Scientific Officer, James Hendrix, and a team of dedicated researchers and clinicians have published a key manuscript from the Down Syndrome Clinical Trial Network…
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May 10, 2021

Getting to Know the Expert Behind “Ask Dr. Chicoine”

May 10, 2021 Have you heard of myDSC’s feature “Ask Dr. Chicoine”? It is a convenient and reliable tool where members can ask an expert health-related questions for people with Down syndrome.…
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May 4, 2021

Little Did I Know

May 4, 2021 When the doctor handed me William for the first time and sat down on my hospital bed to tell me she thought William — though he was…
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May 3, 2021

LuMind IDSC Supported the T21RS COVID-19 Initiative’s International Survey on Patients with COVID-19 and Down Syndrome

May 3, 2021 LuMind IDSC supported the T21RS COVID-19 Initiative that brought about the original survey and the resulting analysis, which was recently published in The Lancet's EClinical Medicine Journal. We…
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April 14, 2021

Growing Up and Moving Out with Down Syndrome – How A Group of Families Created Independent Living Opportunities in Austin, Texas

April 14, 2021 Ashley Sanchez was among the first to join the online platform myDSC (my Down Syndrome  Community) in September 2020 because, she said, she saw its usefulness right away. For…
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April 12, 2021

Virtual “Night of Art and Blues” Fundraising Event Knocks It Out of the Park

April 12, 2021 For the ninth consecutive year, volunteers in Indiana hosted a successful “A Night of Art and Blues” event in February to support LuMind IDSC. Previously a formal…
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April 5, 2021

Julia Toronczak is Competing in a Half Ironman Triathlon to Raise Funds for Down Syndrome Research

April 5, 2021 Julia Toronczak is very open about why she advocates for Down syndrome research: Everything she does is with her brother’s future and wellbeing in mind and for…
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March 9, 2021

Findings Released for Ongoing Study of Clinical Trial Participation by the Down Syndrome Community 

March 9, 2021 (Burlington, MA): LuMind IDSC Foundation, the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), and pharmaceutical leader Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) recently released findings of a study that identifies…
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January 15, 2021

LuMind IDSC is Excited About a New Publication in the Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes

As life expectancy of people with Down syndrome (DS) increases, so does the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Identifying symptoms and tracking disease progression is especially challenging whenever levels of…
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December 23, 2020

LIFE-DSR Natural History Study Blood Biomarker Data Shared at CTAD

The yearly conference brings together leaders throughout the world who are dedicated to advancing treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This year, Jim Hendrix presented the LIFE-DSR blood biomarker data…
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December 23, 2020

LuMind IDSC Acknowledged by T21RS For Work on COVID-19 Survey

LuMind IDSC Foundation President/CEO Hampus Hillerstrom and Chief Scientific Officer James Hendrix acknowledged for their efforts on the T21RS COVID-19 survey. Here is an excerpt from the T21RS Newsletter: Meanwhile,…
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November 4, 2020

myDSC Webinar – Fighting Alzheimer’s Disease in Down Syndrome: There is Hope!

November 12, 2020 1PM ET | 12 PM CT | 11 AM MT | 10 AM PT Learn about the association between Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome, the latest advances…
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October 30, 2020

From the CEO: Reflections of Down Syndrome Awareness Month

There is no denying with the COVID-19 pandemic this has been a challenging month for our community to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month as we have in the past. I’ve…
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October 29, 2020

The LuMind IDSC Foundation Partners with Eli Lilly and Company to Measure Blood Biomarkers in LIFE-DSR Natural History Study

October 29, 2020 (Burlington, MA). LuMind IDSC Foundation today announced a new partnership with Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) aimed at addressing the under-representation of adults with Down syndrome in…
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October 20, 2020

#StrongerTogether – Celebrating Russell

Guest blog post by Adrienne Bievenue I’ve been in the Down syndrome community for 22 years now, thanks to my son, Russell. That’s 23 times I’ve celebrated Down Syndrome Awareness…
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October 19, 2020

myDSC Webinar – A Day in the Life of MapHabit

Virtual schooling from home is not only challenging for your kids to stay on task, but it also is a burden on family members that are also struggling to operate…
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July 17, 2020

LuMind IDSC and NDSS Submit Joint Recommendations for Advancing NIH-Funded Down Syndrome Research

Boston, MA and New York, NY (July 14, 2020) – The LuMind IDSC Foundation and the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), the leading national Down syndrome research and advocacy organizations, submitted…
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June 25, 2020

T21RS Publishes Initial Results of COVID-19 and Down Syndrome Survey and Seeks More Participants

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the Trisomy 21 Research Society (T21RS) COVID-19 Task Force members who launched a study to evaluate the effects of virus on children and…
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June 5, 2020

Listen and Learn

We have been shocked and saddened by the events over the last week surrounding the tragic and brutal death of George Floyd. These events have resulted in the LuMind IDSC…
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April 2, 2020

Funding Futures Blows Past Million Dollar Fundraising Milestone

For the last 8 years, Margie Doyle and a dedicated committee have been hosting Funding Futures Chicago to raise funds for Down Syndrome research. This year, they had set a…
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March 26, 2020

National Down Syndrome Organizations Combine Efforts to Publish Q&A on COVID-19 and Down Syndrome

PLYMOUTH, MINN., DENVER, BURLINGTON, MASS., ATLANTA, NEW YORK CITY, HAMDEN, CONN. March 27, 2020 – Today, an important Q&A on COVID-19 and Down syndrome was published by a consortium of national…
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March 19, 2020

3..2..1 is the Key for WDSD!

All over the world, communities are finding ways to show their solidarity and protect the most vulnerable individuals from this unprecedented health challenge that we face with coronavirus. Neighbors check…
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March 14, 2020

COVID 19 and Down Syndrome

Dear Friend, Our society is facing an unprecedented health challenge with the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic that has now traveled to most countries. Many families are already following the important guidelines…
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March 9, 2020

Worried About the Coronavirus and Down Syndrome?

The spreading Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) has many people worried and concerned for their loved one with Down syndrome. With so much news coverage, it is sometimes difficult to…