Dementia: Alzheimer's Disease Affects Women Worse Than Men, Study Finds
by K. Gander; http://www.independent.co.uk; 3/23/16
Ladies with dementia see their psychological capacities decay more drastically than men at the same phase of the illness.
Speech aptitudes and memory are additionally affected sooner in ladies than in men, as indicated by a survey of past studies.
In the UK, ladies make up 66% of the 850,000 individuals living with dementia, a condition which Alzheimer's is a type of. Dementia is the main source of death in ladies more than 80-years of age, and the third for men in this age group.
Specialists at the University of Hertfordshire trust that the drop in the level of the hormone estrogen after ladies encounter menopause might influence how the illness begins.
Men working than ladies because of customary roles might likewise imply that men have more noteworthy psychological reserve, while the impact of a quality connected to Alzheimer's could likewise be at fault, as indicated by the examination distributed in the World Journal of Psychiatry.
Professor Keith Laws of the School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire, who lead the study, said the findings could play an important part in understanding the risk factors, progression and treatment of the disease.
“For instance, genetics are hard to change but easier to screen, cognitive reserve is modifiable and with more women working, the next generation may suffer less. It is therefore fundamental that we continue to identify the role of sex differences to enable more accurate diagnoses and open up doors for new treatments to emerge.”