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Aging with Grace : What the Nun Study Teaches Us about Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives - David Snowdon

Aging with Grace

What the Nun Study Teaches Us about Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives

Paperback Published: 1st April 2002
ISBN: 9780553380927
Number Of Pages: 256

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In 1986 Dr. David Snowdon, one of the world’s leading experts on Alzheimer’s disease, embarked on a revolutionary scientific study that would forever change the way we view aging—and ultimately living. Dubbed the “Nun Study” because it involves a unique population of 678 Catholic sisters, this remarkable long-term research project has made headlines worldwide with its provocative discoveries.
Yet Aging with Grace is more than a groundbreaking health and science book. It is the inspiring human story of these remarkable women—ranging in age from 74 to 106—whose dedication to serving others may help all of us live longer and healthier lives.

Totally accessible, with fascinating portraits of the nuns and the scientists who study them, Aging with Grace also offers a wealth of practical findings:

• Why building linguistic ability in childhood may protect against Alzheimer’s
• Which ordinary foods promote longevity and healthy brain function
• Why preventing strokes and depression is key to avoiding Alzheimer’s
• What role heredity plays, and why it’s never too late to start an exercise program
• How attitude, faith, and community can add years to our lives

A prescription for hope, Aging with Grace shows that old age doesn’t have to mean an inevitable slide into illness and disability; rather it can be a time of promise and productivity, intellectual and spiritual vigor—a time of true grace.

Industry Reviews

"Startling, often encouraging discoveries." --USA Today "A moving, intensely personal account." --Time

"A wonderfully provocative account of how women age and thrive." --Newsday

ISBN: 9780553380927
ISBN-10: 0553380923
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st April 2002
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27

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