Down syndrome

WUKY In Depth
9:50 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Aging with Down Syndrome: Understanding the Link with Alzheimer's Disease

Brain images from the UK study

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Each year around 5,000 babies are born in the United States with Down syndrome, a genetic disorder that can impair mental abilities and development.  As they age, people with this condition are also at higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. As Brenna Angel reports, researchers at the University of Kentucky are examining what the effects of growing older have on Down syndrome.

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