Reuters - Could Family Longevity Protect Against Dementia? - Andrew Seaman
The sons and daughters of people who live very long lives tend to get the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease later than others, but they're not immune from the memory-robbing disease, according to a new study. "This study and other studies have really shown we are moving in the direction of understanding the genetics and biology of successful aging," said Mary Sano, PhD, director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. "I think the reason it's so promising is because we've put a lot of effort into studying diseases to find the silver bullet to prevent disease and very little work goes into people who are less likely to have the disease or less likely to develop the disease."
-Dr. Mary Sano, Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Professor, Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai