Espanol By Charlene N. Rivera-Bonet, Waisman Science Writer A pillar of the Waisman Center is investing in the next generation of research leaders through training and education. For more than 26 years, the center’s Postdoctoral …
Lauren Bishop, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Social Work and a Waisman Center investigator, was recently honored with the 2022 Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award from the Society for Social Work and Research.
We have seen a profound increase in lifespan for individuals with Down syndrome (DS) in the past few decades leading to a large and somewhat understudied population of middle- and older aged adults with DS. One health condition consistently seen in clinic-based DS samples is dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease).
Not so many years ago, people with Down syndrome rarely survived to middle age. Many died young due to heart problems associated with the congenital condition.
Today, advances in treatment have allowed them to live longer, healthier lives.