UCI Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences — The Allergan Lecture Series in Modern Biology
“Longevity: Tales from the Oldest Old”
Presented by Claudia H. Kawas, M.D.
Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology & Behavior, UC Irvine
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Over the past century, advances in public health and medical science extended life expectancy by more than 28 years. People over age 90 are now the fastest growing segment of the population, although little is known about these pioneers of aging. Dr. Kawas discusses findings from The 90+ Study, one of the largest population-based studies of oldest-old in the world. Based in Leisure World, Laguna Woods, California, she shares lifestyle and other lessons from individuals in their tenth decade and beyond.