Cracking an intriguing secret of centenarians: Why so few are ravaged by Alzheimer’s disease

“We can learn why these people delay or escape Alzheimer’s disease, and use that to come up with drugs to combat it much earlier in a person’s life, so they don’t get the disease,” said Dr. Thomas Perls, a professor at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and lead researcher of a new study on centenarians and Alzheimer’s.