Women Are Twice As Likely To Get Alzheimer’s As Men
Alzheimer’s is not a disease of old age. We tend to associate it with the elderly because that’s when the clinical symptoms become manifest, but in reality, Alzheimer’s begins with negative changes in the brain at least a decade prior. Most often than not, in middle age. Middle age is considered to be 40 to 60 years old.
We know that Alzheimer’s affects more women than men, and we know that Alzheimer’s starts in midlife. What happens to women and not to men, in midlife, that could potentially trigger an Alzheimer’s predisposition, and that could potentially initiate Alzheimer’s? Menopause.
All women experience hormonal changes. For some women, they’re not a big deal. For some women, they range in severity, from mild to severe, and need to be addressed. For some women, they are so severe, that they can actually trigger Alzheimer’s.
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