Researchers from The 90+ Study have published many scientific papers in premier journals.  Some of the major findings are:

  • People who drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained.
  • People who were overweight in their 70s lived longer than normal or underweight people did.
  • Over 40% of people aged 90 and older suffer from dementia while almost 80% are disabled. Both are more common in women than men.
  • About half of people with dementia over age 90 do not have sufficient neuropathology in their brain to explain their cognitive loss.
  • People aged 90 and older with an APOE2 gene are less likely to have clinical Alzheimer’s dementia, but are much more likely to have Alzheimer’s neuropathology in their brains.

The 90+ Study is seeking new participants. If you are at least 90 years old and are willing to participate in twice annual visits and donate your brain to research after death, you may be eligible to enroll in The 90+ Study.

Please call (949) 768-3635 or email for more information.

The 90+ Study

Connie’s comments:  In the rural places in the Philippines where stress is less compared to today’s, older men and women live longer with less signs of dementia as they are not overly medicated from the time they were born.  In contrast, most seniors in care homes in the bay are have at least 20 pills a day. Their skin are more sensitive to bruises as most medications are acidic.