Dementia is not an inevitable part of aging — these 3 things can help

“Many people believe that dementia is a normal part of aging and although it is an age-related disease, meaning that it is more common among older people than younger people, it is actually related to underlying neurodegenerative diseases that are not a normal part of aging,” Andersen tells me. 

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Study Publications

Identifying omics profiles in centenarians and other species and translating these into preventive and therapeutic strategies

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Age Later: Health Span, Life Span, and the New Age of Longevity

by Nir Barzilai,MD

In Age Later, Dr. Barzilai reveals the secrets his team has unlocked about SuperAgers and the scientific discoveries that show we can mimic some of their natural resistance to the aging process. This eye-opening and inspirational book will help you think of aging not as a certainty, but as a phenomenon like many other diseases and misfortunes