Dr. Paula Grammas is the Executive Director of the Garrison Institute on Aging, part of Texas Tech's Health Sciences Center. She works at the Institute's Brain Bank, where researchers work with human tissue to try to discover ways to treat and prevent Alzheimer's. Grammas says critical discoveries in Alzheimer's have been made in recent years and researchers are even closer to finding a cure.
Says Grammas, "There are several clinical trials ongoing in the United States right now, and several lines of research, some of which we're doing here as well, that we think will bear fruit, hopefully in the next few years. When you meet the patients and you meet the families and you see the individual cases, it's very hard, and everyone feels the urgency to try to produce something as soon as possible to try and help these people and their families, so we're all working very hard towards that goal."