Sep 23, 2014 7:34 AM

Death Cuts Short The Life Of An Alzheimer's Research Volunteer

If you're a regular Shots reader or Morning Edition listener, you may remember a recent story about Justin McCowan, a man with Down syndrome who wanted to help researchers find a treatment for Alzheimer's disease. McCowan died in his sleep on September 18 at his home in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 40.

Alzheimer's researchers have become interested in Down syndrome because most people with the genetic condition develop Alzheimer's by the time they reach 60.


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