Aging with Grace : The Nun Study and the Science of Old Age. How We Can All Live Longer, Healthier and More Vital Lives.
AGING WITH GRACE reveals the cutting-edge research that has transformed scientists' understanding of healthy aging and shows what everyone can do to help prevent Alzheimer's disease. This remarkable book combines cutting-edge research on the brain with the poignant and inspiring stories of a group of nuns - extraordinary women - who are teaching scientists about how we can grow old well. Aging With Grace shows that old age does not have to mean an inevitable slide into illness and disability; rather, it can be a time of promise and productivity, intellectual vigour, and continuing freedom from disease.
- Paperback | 268 pages
- 129 x 198 x 14mm | 291g
- 03 Jun 2008
- HarperCollins Publishers
- FOURTH ESTATE LTD
- London, United Kingdom
- 16 b/w plates (8pp), (1 X8pp b/w palte section), With index
'Wonderfully warm and illuminating. A rare book for the way it combines cutting-edge science with an inside view of how that knowledge is being won. It is as much a story of the individual lives of the nuns as of their eventual neurological fate.' John McCrone, Guardian 'I advise you to read Aging with Grace.' Maggie Gee, Daily Telegraph 'Extraordinary insights!Snowdon not only describes the key findings, but also gives touching accounts of the lives and work of the nuns. In Aging with Grace, we glimpse a closed, peculiarly uniform world. The nuns have a lot to teach us about the lifestyle and attitudes needed to age successfully -- with grace.' New Scientist 'A unique study of nuns is helping scientists unlock the secrets of the ageing process.' Daily Mail
About David Snowdon
David Snowdon received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and he began the Nun Study there in 1986. The study is now based at the University of Kentucky, where Snowdon is a professor of neurology . He has presented his findings in leading medical journals such as The Journal of the American Medical Association and The Journal of Gerontology.