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Women Have A Higher Risk Of Developing Alzheimer’s

Alzheimers PET scan

If you’re a woman you may have something else to be worried about other than the usual things you would. A recent study has came upon some information that gives an audience to the idea that Alzheimer’s may be more prevalent in women. The report that is produced annually by the Alzheimer’s Association showed that 1 in 6 women faced the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimers PET scan
According to the “2014 Alzheimer’s Diseases Facts and Figures”, men have a much lower change on contracting the disorder, as only 1 in 11 men have the chance of facing it (all of these are at the same age, respectively). To add to all of these findings, it seems as if the chances of contracting Alzheimer’s skyrockets after the age of 85, going up to 1 in 5 in women and only 1 in every 8 men.

The report that was produced had astounding numbers, as it estimated that between the years of 2010 and 2050 the amount of people whom are 65 years (or older) with Alzheimer’s is supposed to be growing. It will go from the current number to 176% more, sitting at a whopping 13.8 million people whom will be affected with the disease.

The early stages on Alzheimer’s aren’t exactly easy to handle, as it causes dementia and will more than likely lead to the patients death. Women are the most common gender to handle the caring duties that come with Alzheimer’s patients, so it’s kind of ironic that they themselves are served with the most risk of developing it. Amongst those who do these tasks, 17 percent of women stated that they were depressed when dealing with Alzheimer’s patients (with only 2 percent of the men stating the same thing.

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