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March 1, 2021
The Alzheimer’s Association reports that 50% of older adults above age 80 have Alzheimer’s disease.  Within the 50% of older adults who do not meet criteria for Alzheimer’s disease, most experience typical age-related changes in memory.  However, there is a small group of older adults who Dr. Emily Rogalski, a clinical and cognitive neuroscientist at Northwestern University, calls “SuperAgers.”  Dr. Rogalski studies “SuperAging,” which describes older adults who are seemingly resistant to the deleterious changes in memory associated with typical or atypical aging.  Today, John and Ryan talk with Dr. Rogalski about the creation and development of the concept of SuperAging, as well as what she thinks confers resilience to age-related cognitive change. Show notes are available at _________________ If you’d like to support the show, here are a few easy ways: 1) Get APA-approved CE credit for listening to episodes:  2) Tell your friends and colleagues about it 3) Subscribe (free) and leave an Apple Podcasts rating/review: 4) Contribute to the discussion in the comments section of the website (click the episode link listed above) or on Twitter (@NavNeuro)   Thanks for listening, and join us next time as we continue to navigate the brain and behavior! [Note: This podcast and all linked content is intended for general educational purposes only and does not constitute the practice of psychology or any other professional healthcare advice and services. No professional relationship is formed between hosts and listeners. All content is to be used at listeners’ own risk. Users should always seek appropriate medical and psychological care from their licensed healthcare provider.]

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Author: John Bellone & Ryan Van Patten – NavNeuro