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A Peek Inside the Brains of 'Super-Agers' | New York Times

Most research on aging and memory focuses on the other side of the equation – people who develop dementia in their later years. But, “if we’re constantly talking about what’s going wrong in aging, it’s not capturing the full spectrum of what’s happening in the older adult population,” said Emily Rogalski, a professor of neurology at the University of Chicago, who published one of the first studies on super-agers in 2012.

Ask an Expert | June Scott, Travel Enthusiast

Scott, 92, has visited more than 100 different countries in pursuit of her globetrotting passion for experiencing other cultures. She credits her late husband with instilling in her a sense of adventure before he passed away 25 years ago.

Study finds more clues as to why 'SuperAgers' have better brains | CNN

In the largest observational study to date on “SuperAgers” — people in their 80s who have brains as sharp as those 30 years younger — researchers in Spain found key differences in lifestyle that may contribute to these older adults’ razor-sharp minds.

Inside the Mind of Super Agers | AARP

Some people in their 80s and 90s show shockingly little decline in their brainpower. Scientists are beginning to understand what makes them different and how the rest of us might benefit.

Unlocking the secrets of SuperAgers |Michigan Today

SuperAgeres are showing us it’s possible to enjoy quality cognition as we age.

Unlocking the secrets of 'SuperAgers' | Western Alumni Magazine

A pioneering study at Western is set to explore Canadian individuals in their 80s, 90s and beyond who retain remarkable cognitive capacities — those known as ‘SuperAgers’

What We Can Learn from SuperAgers | BottomLineInc

Why do so many older people experience age-related memory loss? Why do so many develop dementia? Researchers have devoted tremendous amounts of times and money to study of cognitive decline over the years… but far less attention is paid to the flip side of these questions – why do some older people not experience age-related memory loss or dementia?

At 109, education pioneer Edith Renfrow reflects on 'The greatest century we have seen' | WGNTV

Edith Renfrow Smith is about to turn 109 years old, and as she sits down in a leather chair in the dining room at a senior home, she’s ready to talk about everything, just don’t ask her how she’s feeling. 

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