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Why are more women diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease than men?

By January 12, 2016 - 10:50am
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I've heard that more women are diagnosed with Alzheimer's compared to men. I found that very interesting. Why do more women experience the disease than men?

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Hi Lauren!

Thanks for your question - it's a great one.

It's true that more women are diagnosed than men (and face more serious symptoms faster)and there are many reasons for this including environmental and genetic links. The fact that women, on average, live a good 5 years longer than men is also key - they live longer so are around longer to get the disease. Many people living into their 80s and 90s have some form of dementia, even if it's mild.

We have a recent article on this topic that can shed light on your questions - you can read it here and please feel free to ask more questions or leave a comment on the article:


January 12, 2016 - 4:13pm
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