Friday, March 21, 2014

Report States-Alzheimer’s hits women harder than men

A recent report, ‘2014 Alzheimer's disease Facts and Figures’ fishes out an extremely surprising discovery that women are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer as compared to me. It has further found out that a 1 out 6 adult American women is likely to get Alzheimer's disease whereas for man it is 1 in 11 men. Further it also found that 2.5 times more women as compared to men are providing all day care for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's. It has also found that women caregivers are more sensitive and ready to give-up their working hours or even work as compared to men. Angela Geiger, chief strategy officer of the Alzheimer's Association explained that, “Women are the epicenter of Alzheimer's disease, representing [the] majority of both people with the disease and Alzheimer's caregivers. Despite being the nation's biggest health threat, Alzheimer's disease is still largely misunderstood. Everyone with a brain—male or female, family history or not—is at risk for Alzheimer's.”

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