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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User Review  - thesmellofbooks - LibraryThing

A very interesting book, chronicling the evolution of a seminal study of the brains of aged women, each a Catholic nun in the same religious order, and of the relationship between the researcher and ... Read full review

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User Review  - cohenja - LibraryThing

As I get older, I am becoming more interested in what will happen to my mind. The statistics are not encouraging; Alzheimer’s disease is now the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S., and as the ... 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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