Brickman, Adam M PHD

Columbia University Medical Center


Cerebrovascular contributions to Alzheimer's disease in adults with Down Syndrome

Brickman, Adam MHead, Elizabeth

This project will examine neuroimaging, blood-based, and neuropathological markers of the vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease (AD) in adults with Down syndrome (DS). Adults with DS are living much longer than previously, but virtually all develop the pathology and symptoms of AD by late adulthood. By examining the cerebrovascular component of AD and cognitive decline in adults with DS, this study will identify potential targets to mitigate the emerging public health crisis in this population and inform similar interventions in the neurotypical population.