Welcome to the website of the London Down Syndrome Consortium. This website has been designed to incorporate information for participants, carers/parents and researchers interested in Down syndrome and dementia.


Down syndrome in the news

PRESS RELEASE: Leading intellectual disability clinicians (including Dr André Strydom, Chief Investigator of the LonDownS Consortium) have just published a paper discussing special considerations that need to be taken into account when diagnosing psychiatric and neurological conditions in people with intellectual disabilities. The paper accompanies a textbook (Diagnostic Manual - Intellectual Disability (DM-ID):  A Textbook of Diagnosis of Mental Disorders in Persons with Intellectual Disability) and is a useful read for clinicians and anyone interested in the topic alike. 

Read the paper 'From DSM to DM-ID' to find out more.


LonDownS develops new tool for research

LonDownS has developed a new informant questionnaire about cognitive abilities in Down syndrome: the Cognitive Scale for Down Syndrome (CS-DS). You can access the paper and download a PDF of the CSDS by clicking on these hyperlinks.

LonDownS in the News

The LonDownS study, looking at dementia in people with Down syndrome and led by Dr André Strydom, has made the local press in Berkshire.

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust is taking part in the LonDownS study for over a year now and has recruited and assessed several people using the LonDownS battery of assessments.

See the full press release



Crick Chat on Down syndrome

In this Crick Chat, held on 24 November 2015 in a pub in King's Cross, LonDownS members Dr Victor Tybulewicz from the Francis Crick Institute and Professor Elizabeth Fisher and Dr Andre Strydom from UCL, discuss how their collaborative research is shedding light on the link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer disease. 

Page last modified on 19 jul 16 15:52