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Taking us from the laboratory to the convent, Aging with Grace is totally accessible and filled with intriguing portraits of these remarkable women. It also reveals the results of their extraordinary gift: newly discovered links between heredity, diet, lifestyle, early education, and Alzheimer's, plus practical steps we can all take to ensure a vibrant old age.
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 2003
|Dimensions: 9.5 X 6.12 (inches)|
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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.