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8.14.18 | Research and Clinical Trials
Studying Sex Differences Benefits Both Women and Men — Here’s Why

Most of what we know about human health and disease is based on research on men. This is because, until the 1990s, women of reproductive age were actively excluded from most clinical trials. Thanks to efforts by many organizations, including ours, this is changing.

6.13.18 | Alzheimer's Disease
Studying Sex Differences Will Improve Health for Women and Men

In a commentary for STAT, SWHR highlights the need to study the role that differences between women and men play […]

Brain Gears 6.12.18 | Alzheimer's Disease
Sex Matters: Addressing the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Gap

To prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease, scientists need to better understand how the disease differs between women and men, according to a paper published June 12 in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association.

6.12.18 | Alzheimer's Disease
Understanding the Impact of Sex and Gender in Alzheimer’s Disease: A Call to Action

A growing body of research shows us that Alzheimer’s disease differs between women and men, from disease risk and presentation […]

10.27.17 | Alzheimer's Disease
Imaging The Effects Of Menopausal Hormone Therapy On The Brain

Imaging provides a window into brain changes due to dementia decades before someone begins to show clinical symptoms of the disease. Volume of the brain gradually declines with advancing age, but this decline takes a faster course in people who experience more cognitive decline than is expected for their age and go on to develop dementia.

10.27.17 | Alzheimer's Disease
The Importance Of Revamping The Guidelines For Alzheimer’s Disease

An estimated 5.2 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. Of these Americans, 5 million are over the age of 65 years old. AD is the third leading cause of death in older adults, and is the only top 10 cause of death in the U.S. with no disease modifying treatment or proven treatment for prevention. 

6.7.17 | Alzheimer's Disease
Menopause, Memory, and Alzheimer’s Disease

When women think about menopause, they typically think about hot flashes. New research shows that memory problems are a common but under-recognized menopausal symptom.

3.15.17 | Alzheimer's Disease
Women and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Facts Behind the Headlines

In the last few years, several reports have placed women at the forefront of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). These reports have generated misleading headlines stating that women are at greater risk of developing AD compared to men. However, the numbers behind these headlines are not clear.

7.26.16 | Alzheimer's Disease
Society for Women’s Health Research Launches New Interdisciplinary Network to Focus on Sex Differences in Alzheimer’s Disease

SWHR announces the start of a new initiative focused on examining sex and gender differences in Alzheimer’s disease.