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5 Triggers of Female Dementia-Risk

Surprising Reasons Women Get Dementia More Than Men
Did you know women have a higher risk of dementia than men? In fact, two-thirds of cases are women. But why? In this video, we dive into 5 reasons why women are more susceptible to dementia, backed by research and scientific studies. (Video)

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Check out the linked articles for a deep dive into the science behind why more women develop dementia than men:

  1. Alzheimer's Association
    Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures
  2. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
    Understanding the impact of sex and gender in Alzheimer's disease: A call to action
  3. Neurology
    Age at surgical menopause influences cognitive decline and Alzheimer pathology in older women
  4. Clinical Epidemiology
    Clinical epidemiology of Alzheimer’s disease: assessing sex and gender differences
  5. Annals of Neurology
    Sex modifies the APOE-related risk of developing Alzheimer disease
  6. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience
    Considering Sex and Gender in Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias

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Matt Fisher
Matt Fisher
May 20, 2024 8:05 pm

I’m glad this is being talked about. It’s painfully obvious that women have double the risk of men – I see this every time I’m called out to a memory care unit to do psychiatric assessments: 2/3 of the residents are female. I would argue that sub-optimal hormones are overwhelmingly the main reason, with all those other factors falling under hormones. The math is quite simple: Women that optimize Testosterone, Progesterone, and Estrogen after menopause (and continue to do so for the rest of their life) have roughly the same risk of Alzheimer’s as men. They also live several years longer and have significantly longer health span and 30 – 50% lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, compared with women who avoid hormone replacement therapy.

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The site is dedicated to all those preserving the dignity of the community of people living with dementia.

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