The Wall Street Journal (1/21, Marcus, Subscription Publication) reports that with people who have Down syndrome living longer lives, they are now more often battling Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers are now seeking ways to address this issue. For instance, the National Institutes of Health recently launched a new initiative with the goal of finding biomarkers that may help detect and track the condition in individuals with Down syndrome. Meanwhile, homes are being built to provide specialized care to this population.
— “Down Syndrome Is Thought to Hold Clues to Alzheimer’s,” Amy Docker Marcus, Wall Street Journal, January 21, 2016.