What do “Superagers” have in common?

Apr 15, 2013 by

In research of 80+-year-olds (a.k.a. “Superagers”) with outstanding memory, several interesting things were discovered: 1. Their cortices look more like 50- to 60-year-olds (no thinning or shrinkage of the cortex) 2. The anterior cingulate was actually thicker than in most 50-year-olds. (The anterior cingulate deals with attention and memory.) 3. They have fewer risk genes for Alzheimer’s (than typical 80+-year-olds).