Aging with Grace: The Nun Study and the Science of Old Age. How We Can All Live Longer, Healthier and More Vital Lives

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Fourth Estate, 2002 - Aging - 264 pages
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Written by one of the world's leading experts on Alzheimer's disease, this landmark book combines fascinating information about high-tech research on the brain with the heartfelt story of the aging nuns who are teaching scientists how humans grow old--and how to do so with grace.

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Aging with grace: what the nun study teaches us about leading longer, healthier, and more meaningful lives

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Since 1986, the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Mankato, MN, have opened their lives, personal histories, and medical records in an extraordinary way, thereby offering researchers a unique view of ... Read full review

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Wonderful book about important research done with a genuine human connection to the terrific sisters who very generously agreed to participate. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

David Snowdon received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and he began the Nun Study there in 1986. The study is now based at the University of Kentucky, where Snowdon is a professor of neurology. He has presented his findings in leading medical journals such as The Journal of the American Medical Association and The Journal of Gerontology.

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