SuperAging Study

Join the SuperAging Research Program
SuperAgers are adults 80 years and older who have the memory capacity of individuals who are at least two decades younger. Studying SuperAgers is important to understand what is going right with aging, as opposed to what is going wrong.

What is the purpose of the study?
The SuperAging program helps us identify those protective factors that contribute to remarkable memory performance in late life, including genetic, lifestyle and brain factors (such as what is found in the brain after death).

We do this through the following:

  • Pen and paper surveys and questions about memory and other thinking abilities
  • Collection of blood samples
  • Advanced brain imaging with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.
  • Brain donation

Participant compensation:
Participants will be compensated $120 for completing the initial visit. Then, $100 for each 2-year follow-up visit.

Participation Eligibility

Who is eligible? Adults who are:

  • Aged 80+
  • Cognitively healthy and actively engaged in life
  • Able to undergo MRI brain scan

Download the informational flyer
If you are interested in participating locally, please contact Dr. Ozioma Okonkwo’s research team at the University of Wisconsin–Madison at or (608) 262-6864.