Seminar - 'Dementia in people with Down syndrome: The state of the science' - Thursday 21 March 2019 09:30-16:30

Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability (TCAID) are holding a one-day seminar:

'Dementia in people with Down syndrome: The state of the science'

Durkan Theatre, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8

Taking place on World Down Syndrome Day and launched by Minister Finian McGrath TD, this one-day seminar explores some of the latest findings in the area of brain health, cognitive ageing and dementia among people with Down syndrome.

People with Down syndrome are at a very high risk of developing dementia as they age. There is still much to be learned about diagnosis and post-diagnostic support. Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability (TCAID) presents the state of the science on dementia in Down syndrome.

Key world leaders will explore symptom recognition, assessment tools, biomarkers, advances in treatments and bolstering infrastructure, including the plans for a National Memory Service for people with an intellectual disability. Given that people with Down syndrome are the world’s largest genetically predisposed population to develop dementia, approaches to treatment may unlock treatment for the population at large.


  • Minister Finian McGrath TD, Minister of State for Disability Issues
  • Dr André Strydom, Professor of Intellectual Disabilities, Dept of Forensic & Neurodevelopmental Sciences, King's College London
  • Dr Shahid Zaman, Associate Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Intellectual Disability Research Group, University of Cambridge
  • Prof Philip McCallion, Director of the School of Social Work, Temple University, Philadelphia
  • Prof Mary McCarron, Director, Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability, Trinity College Dublin


Consultants & GPs: €120 (early-bird €90 until 25 Feb)

Nurses & Allied Health Professionals: €85 (early-bird €65 until 25 Feb)

Students, family members and persons with ID: €50


Visit www.tcd.ie/tcaid/

Contact Gavin Dann by email: danng@tcd.ie  or telephone (01) 896 3186 for any further details.

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