Eric B. Larson & Joan Declaire
For over thirty years, Dr. Eric B. Larson led one of the largest and longest running studies of healthy aging. A joint project of of Group Health (now part of Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute ) with the University of Washington, the study explores how the body (and especially the brain) ages, and how knowledge of this process can be used to help people grow old with greater resilience. He shares some of the study’s findings in his new book, Enlightened Aging: Building Resilience for a Long, Active Life (Rowman and Littlefield), written with health journalist, Joan DeClaire, who appears with Dr. Larson tonight.
“This can-do guide gives commonsense, doable advice on how to proactively create a path to a meaningful life. Refreshingly, Larson, a physician studying how to delay and prevent Alzheimer’s and declines in memory, promotes cost-free approaches rather than pushing particular medicines, supplements, or regimens. Instead, he recommends ways to build resilience by filling mental, physical, and social reserves.” —Booklist.