Dementia, Gender, and Race Statistics

Women, African-Americans, and Hispanics are statistically more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.


Dementia, Gender, and Race Statistics

Women are statistically more likely than men to develop Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. While 16 percent of women over 71 years old develop the degenerative brain disorder, only 11 percent of men of the same age are afflicted with it. That women live longer on average than men may explain this difference, but changes in hormone levels may also play a factor.

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