When searching for a cure for Alzheimer’s, most scientists look at existing brain degeneration and try to figure out how to fix it. What might we find out if we looked instead at the brains of people with superior brain health? That’s what a group of researchers at the University of Chicago asked themselves.
They chose elderly people with exceptional memories to see why their brains perform so well. Their findings may lead to new strategies to save cognition and uncover new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
The term SuperAgers refers to people over the age of 80 whose memories are as good […]