A women's health issue: Alzheimer's disease and strategies for maintaining cognitive health

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Abstract

Data indicate that women are two to three times as likely as men to develop Alzheimer's disease, making this neurodegenerative condition a women's health issue. The challenge of an aging population and women's vulnerability to Alzheimer's disease is reviewed. Strategies to prevent Alzheimer's disease in women are discussed. These strategies include cognitive challenge and exercise, estrogen replacement therapy, anti- inflammatory agents, and antioxidants. Each of these strategies has been associated with a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease and could have a profound impact on the incidence of Alzheimer's disease in the most vulnerable segment of the population, postmenopausal women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-185
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Fertility and Women's Medicine
Volume44
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Anti- inflammatories
  • Antioxidants
  • Estrogen replacement therapy
  • Learning and memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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