Advertisement

Women in Their 60s More Likely to Face Alzheimer's Than Breast Cancer — Physician’s First Watch

Medical News |
March 20, 2014

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.

Your Comment

(will not be published)

Filtered HTML

  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Do you have any conflict of interest to disclose?
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.

Vertical Tabs

* Required

Reader comments are intended to encourage lively discussion of clinical topics with your peers in the medical community. We ask that you keep your remarks to a reasonable length, and we reserve the right to withhold publication of remarks that do not meet this standard.

PRIVACY: We will not use your email address, submitted for a comment, for any other purpose nor sell, rent, or share your e-mail address with any third parties. Please see our Privacy Policy.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement