Learn About SuperAging
The Northwestern University SuperAging Research Program (NUSAP) was designed to approach aging and Alzheimer’s disease differently. Instead of studying the negative consequences of aging and disease, the program is identifying and factors that allow for a unique aging trajectory where individuals maintain youthful memory function.
"SuperAgers" are defined as adults over age 80 who have the memory abilities at least at the level of individuals 20-30 years younger. The primary goal of this research is to identify factors that may help others maximize their healthspan and may be important for avoiding Alzheimer’s disease pathology or its effects. We are still enrolling SuperAgers! Learn more, join here.
For questions about the Northwestern University SuperAging Research Program you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.908.9339.
- Marsel Mesulam, MD
"Involutional and developmental implications of age-related neuronal changes: in search of an engram for wisdom"
Neurobiology of Aging, 1987