Teaming up to expand Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome research

Each year, about 6,000 American children are born with Down syndrome (DS), the most common chromosomal alteration. Adults with DS are at very high risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Virtually all adults with DS have brain changes consistent with AD by age 40, and a high percentage of them go on to develop dementia by their late 60s. But there is wide variation in age at dementia symptom onset, which suggests there are additional […]

Cognito Therapeutics Initiates Studies in Down Syndrome Associated Alzheimer’s Disease

“We’re excited to advance another disease-modifying therapeutic in our pipeline, as current estimates suggest that 50% or more of people with Down syndrome will develop dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease. With no treatments currently indicated for Down syndrome associated Alzheimer’s, new therapies are urgently needed for this patient population” CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cognito Therapeutics, a clinical-stage company leading the development of a new class of disease-modifying digital therapeutics to treat neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, announced […]

Hero’s Sendoff Given Woman With Down Syndrome At Staten Island University Hospital After Beating COVID

A young woman who has battled the odds throughout her life most recently beat COVID-19. On Tuesday, she got a surprise from the doctors and nurses who helped save her life, CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported. Gabriella Acosta is tough. After a frightening bout with COVID one year ago, she’s celebrating her 21st birthday. The pediatric staff who cared for her at Staten Island University Hospital surprised her with a birthday party that had a wrestling […]

Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Person with a Disability

Employing people with disabilities is more than just about doing good; it’s about doing what’s doing good for your business. Here’s why: They’re Capable & Qualified People with disabilities are just like anyone else. They have strengths, weaknesses, talents and skills. They may have qualities and skills that you value in an employee. Dependability Commonly, people with disabilities are proud to have a job. They thrive on having a purpose and a daily routine; making […]

Preparing for Your Child’s Next IEP Meeting

The Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is both a document and a process. The document outlines the special education services the child will receive. This includes academic, social, developmental and functional goals and objectives. The IEP is written in a way that is measurable to determine progress. Yearly, caregivers attend their loved ones IEP meeting to reassess goals and determine progress.  The IEP team must consider the child’s strengths, parental concerns, results of recent evaluations, and […]