Women and Alzheimer's
Reviewed by Benedict Albensi, PhD, BCMAS, CRQM
Two-thirds of people with Alzheimer's Disease are women, and if you are a woman over the age of 65, you have a 1 in 5 chance of developing Alzheimer's Disease. However, most unpaid caregivers are also women. So, why is Alzheimer's more likely to occur in women? Along with the fact that women are more likely to live longer than men, research shows that there are biological differences in women, especially after menopause, that may underlie the difference. Learn more about the latest research into the link between women and Alzheimer's Disease.