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Living well -- Aging well, probabilities and possibilities (Barbara Hawkins presentation)

Hawkins uses famous examples to explain what we can learn from super-agers.



Barbara Hawkins, Ph.D., professor, Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies Department, Indiana University

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Panel description:

Research is yielding important information on the oldest-of-the-old, or the “superagers,” those 85 and older. What can we learn from these findings that impact our understanding of health and well-being? Hear from researchers focusing on different areas: cognitive; environmental lifestyle; and genetics. Panelists will address what the study of the oldest-of-the old with healthy brains is revealing about Alzheimer’s disease; how lifestyle changes negatively/positively affect the aging process; and the impact of genetics on quality of life as we age.