“Alzheimer’s Disease Hits Women Hardest”

22 Jul

Justin Williams reports:

“The estimated risk of a woman developing Alzheimer’s disease in her 60s is 1 in 6, the Alzheimer’s Association says, compared to 1 in 11 for breast cancer.”

According to the Alzheimer’s Association:

“Not only are women more likely to have Alzheimer’s, they are also more likely to be caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s. More than 3 in 5 unpaid Alzheimer’s caregivers are women – and there are 2.5 more women than men who provide 24-hour care for someone with Alzheimer’s.”

 

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Remaining Lifetime Risk of Women Developing Alzheimer’s Disease and Breast Cancer, source Alzheimer’s Association

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