For reasons as yet unknown, Alzheimer’s disease is more likely to affect women. However, new research sheds light on the potential impact of stress on their cognitive functioning.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia.
Affecting millions of people in the United States, this progressive condition has no proven cause, treatment, or cure.
What researchers do know, however, is that women bear the brunt of the condition.
Almost two-thirds of U.S. individuals with Alzheimer’s are women, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.