In recent years, doctors have made great strides in Alzheimer’s research. They do not know yet why some people get Alzheimer’s disease, but they have discovered why some do NOT.
During the Nun’s Study which began in 1986, Dr. David Snowdon and his associates discovered that many of the elderly nuns who had been teaching right up to their deaths had severe Alzheimer’s disease. They were still functioning cognitively with absolutely no symptoms of the disease.
Snowdon had chosen a religious order to study because many variables were controlled. He had access to extensive medical records and the biographies written early in life by the nuns.
After years of study, researchers concluded that most of the nuns had maintained good vascular health through exercise and nutrition, and that they were life-long learners.
Doctors examined and discussed the Nun’s Study and other data for years and in 2006 Dr. Yaakov Stern published “The Theory of Cognitive Reserve.”
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