Thinking about the big health risks which society needs to address, the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on women is truly daunting.
Today, nearly two-thirds of Americans living with Alzheimer’s are women. Once into her 60s, a woman’s estimated lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer’s is 1 in 6 — much worse than the 1 in 11 chances for breast cancer.
Today, about 13 million women are either living with Alzheimer’s or caring for someone who has it. Since women are the primary caregivers, this begs the question of who will be around to take care of the massive bubble in Alzheimer’s patients who will be part of the aging Baby Boomer generation. What does this say about Health Care costs?
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