As we age: not such good news for women

New news from the Alzheimers Association

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015, 8 A.M. ET

1.   WOMEN WITH MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT DECLINE TWICE AS FAST AS MEN WITH THE CONDITION

2.  WOMEN AT SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER RISK FOR CONGITIVE AND FUNCTIONAL DECLINE AFTER SURGERY/GENERAL ANESTHESIA

WASHINGTON, DC, July 21, 2015 – Women with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) have two times faster decline in cognition than men with MCI, according to new research reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® 2015 (AAIC® 2015) in Washington, D.C. In addition, women decline more dramatically than men in cognition, function and brain size after surgery and general anesthesia, according to another study reported at the conference….

3 thoughts on “As we age: not such good news for women

  1. It is great when studies are done, the problem is, how often is mci missed in diagnoses to even tie it to this study? Modern medicine does a fine job of casting thoeries rather than fact when it comes to diagnosing properly.

  2. I hope studies look at access to caregiver as more men than women have the daily, attentive support of a fully tuned in, obsessively tracking and loving caregiver which aids immeasurably to a return of function or the slowing of decline.

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