This month we are putting the spotlight on one our founders, Chief Research Officer and Consultant Neurologist for Tribute Senior Living, Dr. Paula Grammas.
Dr, Grammas has been researching the root causes of neurodegenerative conditions and neuronal injury for more than 30 years and now uses that research to inform clinical therapeutics. Before working with Tribute, Dr. Grammas was the Director of the Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center (1999-2004), Executive Director of the Garrison Institute on Aging at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (2004-2014), and Inaugural Executive Director of the Ryan Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rhode Island (2015-2019). Under her leadership, the Ryan Institute received a research grant from the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.
Alzheimer’s affects the whole body, so she approaches this disease with a complementary and comprehensive strategy. Working with Tribute Senior Living provides the opportunity to take what she has learned in a research setting and translate it to clinical therapeutics that provide real benefits for Tribute community members. She finds it encouraging to see how 30 years of research is changing lives every day.
Dr. Grammas’ most recent research focuses on the vascular connection in Alzheimer’s disease. We now know that many health factors in life can increase one’s risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The hope is that by identifying contributing factors for neurodegenerative disease, we can help people take earlier action for better long-term brain health.
Don’t miss her upcoming Facebook Live presentation where she will be addressing the pros and cons of the new drug Aduhelm on Thursday, September 4 at 6 pm.