New research partnership aims to better understand the Alzheimer’s gender divide
By Madeline Vann, Caring.com Health Writer
“One of the biggest risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease you may not have heard of? Being a woman.
More women than men live with Alzheimer’s, a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, behavior and thinking. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, women make up two thirds of the roughly 5.5 million Americans living with the disease, but experts do not yet understand why. Now, the University of California at Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) and Maria Shriver’s Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement(WAM) are partnering to fund research to get to the bottom of this striking gender divide.
‘The partnership between UCI MIND and WAM is one about which we are extremely excited and believe will have a tremendous impact,’ says Joshua Grill, PhD, co-Director at UCI MIND…” READ ON>