Cognitively healthy centenarians retain their cognitive function despite having risk factors


  • Cognitively healthy centenarians maintain their level of cognitive functioning despite having Alzheimer’s disease-associated neuropathology and risk factors for cognitive decline.

Why this matters

    These novel findings indicate that mechanisms of resilience are responsible for prolonging cognitive health at a very advanced age. Better understanding of the processes associated with prolonged cognitive wellbeing could enable interventions that promote healthy aging.

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