The Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center enjoys strong relationships with community partners which also strive to help people with Alzheimer’s disease, and with Down syndrome.
The Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center has worked closely for many years with the Alzheimer’s Association. Recently, the Alzheimer’s Association’s Part the Cloud initiative chose RMADC as one of four research sites around the world to receive a $1 million grant. We are using this funding to carry out a six-month efficacy study on the drug Leukine®, which would be completed by 2018.
The Alzheimer’s Association is a leading source of information and support for people living with Alzheimer’s disease, and each year they publish the latest facts and figures about Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia. In Colorado, more than 65,000 people are living with the disease, and the Colorado Chapter offers information and support statewide for these individuals, their families and care partners.
Global Down Syndrome Foundation
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is a public non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through Research, Medical Care, Education and Advocacy. The Global Down Syndrome Foundation created and organizes the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, which is the single-largest annual fundraiser benefiting people with Down syndrome, and which directly supports the research conducted through the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome. The Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center works closely with the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome because of the relationship between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.
Courtesy Global Down Syndrome Foundation