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Last Updated: September 5, 2019
It’s no secret that women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers previously attributed this to the longevity of women, but scientists are finding that there may be other contributing factors to the disease.
Learn more about the new studies and what may be causing more women to suffer from Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s Is More Likely in Women
While Alzheimer’s is indiscriminate, recent studies have found that women are bearing a disproportionate amount of the Alzheimer’s burden:
- Aside from the fact that 60% of all Alzheimer’s caregivers are women, at the age of 65, women have a 1 in 5
The international campaign sponsored by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), “World Alzheimer’s Day” is a global effort to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.
Learn more about September 21, 2019, World Alzheimer’s Day, and how you can make a positive impact for a cure this month.
A Global Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease
The lack of awareness surrounding Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia is a global problem. In fact, every two out of three people around the world believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries. World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21 strives to raise Read more