The Louisiana Aging Brains Study (LABrainS) is also known as the Pennington Study because it is being conducted by the Pennington BioMedical Research Center.  The study seeks to track the cognitive status of 2,000 Louisiana residents who are 60 years or older with no signs of cognitive decline or symptoms of dementia.  Participants are reviewed annually to see if any dementia symptoms or cognitive changes can be detected early.

The study is a long term study and results are starting to be announced.  It appears that Louisiana has a higher rate of dementia than other states.

Additional Information:
How's Paul: One year after first Pennington evaluation


  1. Very interesting. Good to know that Paul's numbers are the same. Hope that continues for him.


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