Alzheimer’s Disease and Women – SeXX Does Matter



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Highlight Clips

Causes of perceived differences in study results
Energy of women against Alzheimer's
Four categories of Alzheimer's sex differences in women
Increased propensity for Alzheimer's in women
Link between Alzheimer's and hormone replacement therapy


Women are two times more likely to die from Alzheimer’s disease. Can research focused on sex differences tell us why? And can it lead us to the effective prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s?

Dr. Jill Goldstein, Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of Research at the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, discussed this topic and answered questions.

This call was presented by WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s. At the end of the call, Meryl Comer described this new network as well as the 2013 Geoffrey Beene Global NeuroDiscovery Challenge – focused on sex-based differences in Alzheimer’s, with over $100,000 in prizes.