Fewer women diagnosed with Alzheimer’s than men

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Did you know – women are more likely to get Alzheimer’s, but men are usually diagnosed with it sooner?

Scientists say it has to do with memory tests; specifically, verbal memory – which is basically the ability to memorize information, words and stories.

Women typically do better in this area, which allows them to compensate for the damage that Alzheimer’s does to their brains. Problem is they eventually get to the point where they can’t compensate anymore and then they develop symptoms faster.

If they can catch the disease earlier in women, more can benefit from treatment.

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