Five ways Alzheimer's affects women more than menWomen shoulder a disproportionate burden of the devastating effects of Alzheimer's disease, both as patient and caregiver.
More women have Alzheimer's
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First, women are more likely to develop Alzheimer's than men.
Of the 5.4 million Americans affected by Alzheimer’s disease, the number of women diagnosed outpaces men by about 2 to 1.
The disproportionate risk for women may be due to the fact that they generally live longer than men and have more time to develop Alzheimer’s. But there are still major gaps in understanding the role sex has in the onset and development of the disease.
Source: Science Daily