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New report reveals disproportionate impact of dementia on women

A new report reveals how women are much more likely to be affected by dementia than men. The majority of people living with the disease and those most at risk of developing dementia are women, and women account for an overwhelming majority of caregivers and health professionals.

Women and Dementia: A global research review provides an overview of international research from all over the world, highlighting the need for a broader, evidence based approach to female-targeted dementia health programmes in low and middle income countries, where female-led family caring remains the predominant care model.

Read more on the Alzheimers Disease International website, and coverage from the Alzheimer’s Association’s Annual Conference in Washington on the Telegraph website.