Clinical concerns

Alzheimer’s rate growing among women

A new study shows 5 million people suffer from the Alzheimer’s disease or some form of it, and a majority of those diagnosed are women. 1 out of 6 women have a form of the disease by the age of 65.

According to the Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, the disease is the sixth leading killer in our country. Alzheimer’s affects patient’s memory, communication skills and their executive functions.
The report also shows most caregivers are women, as well. There are 2.5 times as many women than men providing care for those suffering from the deadly disease. In 2014, it is expected that $214 billion will be spent on people suffering from the disease or a form of it.
To read the full report, click here.