Women in Their 60s More Likely to Face Alzheimer's Than Breast Cancer — Physician’s First Watch
Women in Their 60s More Likely to Face Alzheimer's Than Breast Cancer
By the Editors
Women in their 60s are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer disease as breast cancer, according to the 2014 "Facts and Figures" report released by the Alzheimer's Association. In addition, at age 65, a woman has a 1 in 6 chance of developing Alzheimer's in her lifetime, nearly twice as high as the 1 in 11 chance among men.
In addition to offering a special section on women and Alzheimer's this year, the report includes proposed criteria and guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer's, state-by-state prevalence and mortality stats, and analyses of caregiver burden and healthcare costs.