Why Sex Matters in Alzheimer’s Disease

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Published 10/1/18

In this commentary for the Association for Women in Science Magazine, SWHR highlights how it is becoming increasingly clear that differences between women and men most likely play a role in the etiology, diagnosis, management, and care of all diseases that affect both sexes, including Alzheimer’s disease.

In recognition of the need to further elucidate these differences in Alzheimer’s, SWHR formed a network of expert researchers and clinicians to explore, understand, and leverage the scientific basis of the roles that sex and gender play in Alzheimer’s to inform prevention and treatment and provide guidance for research, clinical trials, and policy. Researching sex differences in Alzheimer’s and then applying what we learn to clinical practice helps not only women but men as well.

Learn more about SWHR’s work in Alzheimer’s below.