Sunday, May 29, 2016

What About The Latest News in Alzheimer's Research?


Is Tau really a more likely cause of cognitive decline in Alzheimer's than Amyloid Beta? Possibly, according to a May 20th article in the CAA Forum, and I quote:

"Scientists using a new PET imaging agent found that measures of tau protein in the brain more closely track cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s disease compared with long-studied measures of amyloid beta. Scanning multiple individuals the researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine showed that the intensity of tau deposits correlated with the severity of cognitive dysfunction."
The Forum is sponsored by the International CAA Association (CAA standing for Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy), an organization of medical researchers concerned with cognitive malfunction. For the complete article, please click on this title: "Tau is better marker of progression to Alzheimer’s disease than amyloid beta."
One baby step after another, Alzheimer's Disease gives up its secrets and brings us closer to the elusive cure.
Robert Tell, Author




2 comments:

Jacob Cramer said...

Hi Robert,
I'm Jacob, I'm 16 years old, and I founded a nonprofit called Love for the Elderly (lovefortheelderly.org). I was wondering if you might be willing to feature my organization in your "Caregiver Chronicles" blog! Please let me know... I think it would be great exposure for my nonprofit so we can reach a larger audience and create an even bigger impact! Thank you!!! Bye!

Robert Tell said...

Hi Jacob

Congratulations on establishing "Love For The Elderly," and for your leadership in recognizing the needs of our seniors. Very impressive. If you will draft a short feature article and send it to my email address (bobtell44@gmail.com), I will edit and publish ir on "Caregiver Chronicles". Also, if there is any way to feature this blog on your website that, too, would be appreciated by caregivers everywhere.

Bob Tell
www.roberttell.com