A subgroup of centenarians avoids cognitive decline despite having risk factors

Takeaway

  • Some centenarians can maintain high levels of cognitive performance despite having risk factors associated with cognitive decline.

Why this matters

    This study identified a small subgroup of centenarians who maintained high levels of cognitive functioning and showed resilience against cognitive decline. Further exploration of the processes underlying cognitive resilience may ultimately lead to the development of therapeutic strategies that help to maintain cognitive health in the elderly.