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
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  - 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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