Why do women who live longer develop Alzheimer's disease?

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why do women who live longer develop Alzheimer's disease.

Nov 9th, 2015

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  • Age is the most significant known risk factor for dementia. It is possible to develop dementia early in life but the chances of developing it increase as we get older. It is rare to get dementia before the late age. The most mentioned  reasons are: higher blood pressure in mid-life an increased incidence of some diseases (for example, heart disease and stroke changes to nerve cells, DNA and cell structure, weakening of the body's natural repair systems changes in the immune system. Besides that the reasons for this are unclear. One factor that has been suggested in the development of Alzheimer's disease is a lack of the hormone estrogen in women after the menopause.

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