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Does Alzheimer’s Impact Women Differently?

By brian barrick
September 12, 2012

Studies have found that women with Alzheimer’s disease experience faster mental decline than men with the same five cognitive conditions even if they are in the same stage of the disease. These tests included participants understanding of meanings and concepts, no semantic, verbal, visualization, and memory. This major change was seen by researchers even when age, education level, and severity of dementia were controlled. Researchers believe that hormones may play a big part in why female’s deteriorate fast than males with Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have not verified that estrogen plays a part in the gender differences in the disease, but more research is being done to figure it out.

For more information please visit http://www.everydayhealth.com/alzheimers/alzheimers-and-gender.aspx .

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