Alzheimer's Treatment & Photography, Written WordFrom the Artist:
“My grandmother died last year at 96. Even though her hearing and eyesight were failing and arthritis made it difficult for her to walk, she seemed fairly content. She was able to hold meaningful conversations. She could think clearly about her present and her future. And she could remember her past. All of us should be able to finish our lives this way.
I paired a series of photos by my friend Justin Visnesky with my grandmother’s mantra. Hopefully, it’s something everyone will be able to say one day thanks to the important work of people like the scientist, Raghav.”
– Brett Yasko
Student scientist Raghav Tripathi tested whether two proteins in brains work together to cause neuronal death and increase progression of Alzheimer’s Disease patients. The study is the first to affirm that the proteins do combine to progress Alzheimer’s Disease. In their research the students designed drugs that may be therapeutic and capable of stopping the two proteins from damaging the brain.
Brett Yasko is a graphic designer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He’s a member of the adjunct faculty at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design and has spent the past nine years working with cultural, community and art-related clients.