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, 2001 - Aging - 242 pages
This text presents the story of an ongoing, long-term study of a large group of Catholic nuns who have given Dr David Snowdon access to their medical and archival records and participate each year in comprehensive mental and physical examinations designed to measure the long-term effects of aging. They have also agreed to donate their brains upon death. So far there are 250 brains in the bank making it the world's largest of its kind.

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User Review  - abycats - LibraryThing

Terrifically helpful book with results for a decades-long study about how to predict likelihood of a long, healthy, happy, meaningful life. I've found myself referring to it in conversation many times over the years. Read full review

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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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