Online Buzz: The Alarming Numbers Behind Women and Alzheimer's

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With an estimated 5.3 million people in the United States living with Alzheimer's disease today, it's almost impossible for individuals to not be affected by the disease on some level. What is most shocking, however, is the fact that Alzheimer's is being diagnosed in women more so than in men. In fact, according to the Alzheimer's Association, "almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women."

So why are women at higher risk for developing Alzheimer's disease? Research is still underway to answer that question, but at present some experts believe there are genetic and hormonal factors involved.

To learn more about these risk factors, visit the Right at Home blog, where you will always find the latest information on healthy aging and home care.

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