Distinct Cognitive Fates in the Very Old

While many studies have tracked the mental abilities of healthy people who test positive for Alzheimer’s biomarkers, few have examined the very old over the long term.

New Blood Test Aids Pitt Alzheimer’s Research

With a new blood test, Pitt researchers are hoping to determine whether the content of someone’s blood could indicate if their learning and memory abilities are in danger of diminishing.

Dr. Jennifer Lingler’s research sited in news article on ALZFORUM

As large international study cohorts and clinical trials seek to enroll participants in the earliest stages, they must rely on biomarkers—such as amyloid accumulation in the brain or possession of the ApoE4 allele—rather than outward cognitive symptoms.