ERIC Number: EJ548711
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Aging and Alzheimer's Disease: Lessons from the Nun Study.
Snowdon, David A.
Gerontologist, v37 n2 p150-56 Apr 1997
Describes a woman who maintained high cognitive test scores until her death at 101 years of age despite anatomical evidence of Alzheimer's disease. The woman was part of a larger "Nun Study" in which 678 sisters donated their brains to teach others about the etiology of aging and Alzheimer's disease. Findings are discussed. (RJM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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