In a Las Vegas Review-Journal op-ed, Jessica Caldwell, Ph.D., director of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Prevention Center at Cleveland Clinic, called for innovative clinical care, science, education and funding to address Alzheimer’s disease in women.
Of the 6.5 million Americans currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, almost two-thirds are women.
In addition, more than half of those who care for people with Alzheimer’s are women.
Despite these differences, most doctors and researchers approach Alzheimer’s as though it were the same for men and women.
As a result, women’s brain health is undervalued, under-researched and not well-understood. To address this disparity, it will take innovative clinical care, science, education and funding. This work is the focus of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Prevention Center at Cleveland Clinic — The WAM Prevention Center.
To read the entire article, visit the Las Vegas Review-Journal.