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Clues to how super-agers retain young memories

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Photo courtesy of Jesse Orrico New research reveals how some older adults appear to be “super-agers” with unusually resilient memories.

By Harvard Gazette

Some loss of memory is usually considered an inevitable part of aging, but new research reveals how some people appear to escape that fate. A study by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital examined a group of older adults with extraordinary memory performance and found that certain key areas of their brains resembled those of young people.

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