Women Disproportionately Affected by Alzhiemer’s as Patients and Caregivers
In a recent article by Women’s Brain Health, author Meryl Comer reported that women are found to be more affected by Alzheimer’s as both patients and caregivers. New research has found that around two-thirds or Alzheimer’s sufferers are women, and women across all ethnicities are far more likely to become the caregiver of a loved one with the disease as well.
These new numbers reveal a startling gender differences in the experience of this disease. The article presents bold questions addressing the concerns of gender difference in research and challenges researchers to look at the disease in new ways with the hope that someday Alzheimer’s can be treated or even prevented.