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A new study from the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry has found that 1 out of every 2 women and 1 out of every 3 men will develop dementia, have Parkinson’s disease or experience a stroke during their lifetime.
Learn more about the study and the lifetime risk of these conditions.
Women Twice As Likely to Develop Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease or a Stroke, Study Says
There are currently more than 5.5 million Americans living with dementia and that number is expected to triple by 2050. We may never know the full economic and physical effects that the disease has on our nation. However, a new Alzheimer’s Association and Shriver Report is giving us greater insight into developing dementia, including how burdensome it can be, especially for women.
Learn more from the recent report which shows that a woman’s lifetime risk for developing dementia is higher than a man’s.