Letters: Jun. 4, 2001

Unlocking the Secrets of Alzheimer's

God bless the nuns of the Order of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for having the foresight and brains (available for study) to help us aging baby boomers better understand the devastating illness of Alzheimer's [HEALTH, May 14]. Having just turned 50, showing symptoms of my family's history of heart disease and with slight problems with memory recall, I plan on following the findings of David Snowdon's study. Thanks to all the nuns who had the courage to participate so that people like me may have the opportunity to age with health and grace. J....

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