WAM founder Maria Shriver discussed the results at the Aspen Ideas Health Festival.
HELP US FIND OUT WHY
“Women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s crisis.
That’s why we must be at the heart of the solution.”
– Maria Shriver, WAM Founder and Cleveland Clinic Strategic Partner
for Women’s Health and Alzheimer’s
There are 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer's, a disease that can begin to develop 20-30 years before symptoms occur.
There are 11.2 million Americans providing unpaid care to someone with Alzheimer's or dementia. Two-thirds of them are women.
African Americans are twice as likely as whites to develop Alzheimer's; Latinos 1.5 times.
One-third of Alzheimer's cases may be preventable by addressing lifestyle factors. It's never too early to start.