Offering an education in aging

Nuns who spent their careers teaching give lessons through Alzheimer's study

June 18, 2006|By TOM DUNKEL | TOM DUNKEL,SUN REPORTER

"How old are you, Sister?"

The question brings a sly smile to the face of Sister Agnes Barbara Hettel. "I'm 92," she replies. "I'm one of the young ones."

Online For audio clips from the School Sisters of Notre Dame, additional photos and articles and more about Alzheimer's disease, go to baltimoresun.com/nuns.

FOR THE RECORD - An article Sunday about David Snowden's study of the effects of aging on members of the School Sisters of Notre Dame misstated his credentials. He holds a doctorate in epidemiology and is a professor of neurology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
The Sun regrets the error.

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