By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | October 2015
Is it due to hormones, education or the physiology of the brain? From what we know today about Alzheimer’s, new studies indicate approximately two-thirds of those diagnosed in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s are female, and researchers are striving to figure out why it’s more prevalent in women than men. Several researchers who were at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference pointed out the greater weaknesses inherent in women’s brains.
It has been suggested that women are likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s more frequently for a simple reason ~ they live much longer than men. In the past, women may have been less attuned to educate themselves about this disease, but fortunately that’s changing now.
The Alzheimer’s Association is a leading authority on current Alzheimer’s studies and treatment, and a resource for anyone who wants to know more about the disease. You can access an educational webinar, become a member of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), learn more about events and fundraisers and how to participate. For those who have loved ones with this progressive and debilitating disease, you can learn more about Alzheimer’s to better understand their Caregiving.
Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
In the early stages of Alzheimer’s, it’s important to visit your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about signs and symptoms. Over time, the individual with Alzheimer’s will go through seven stages and it’s helpful to know what to expect.
We can stop it by 2020
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