The importance of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease is clear, but there has been a lack of research on the subject. Luckily, women are increasingly taking on leadership roles in the field, and many researchers are taking an interest in their work. A recent report by the nonprofit organization Women’s Health Access Matters details how Alzheimer’s research can benefit women and the wider community. Not only will the results help women and their families, but they will also save billions of dollars in the long run.
In a groundbreaking new study published in Nature Neurology, Susan McLaughlin, an Emmy and Peabody award-winning journalist, has shown us that women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than men. While only 12 percent of research dollars are directed towards studies focused on women, a $300 million investment in research focused on women would save 6,000 years of dementia and prevent a million people from developing the disease.
As a mother of four, a devoted advocate for Alzheimer’s research, and an author of seven New York Times bestsellers, Maria Shriver is a trailblazer in the field. She uses her platforms to promote issues that affect women, and she recently reported on the fact that women are at a higher risk of developing the disease than men. Fortunately, women are more likely to engage in such efforts, and the results have been promising.
The NIH should invest more resources in research on women. Two-thirds of Alzheimer’s sufferers are women. Unfortunately, only 12 percent of funding goes to studies on women. The problem is that a $300 million investment in women’s ADRD research would save 6,000 years of ADRD and $930 million in the long run. However, we should remember that women have been disproportionately affected by this disease for so long, so this investment in research is important.
Although women make up two-thirds of Alzheimer’s patients, only 12 percent of NIH funding goes to projects focused on women. Even fewer researchers understand the sex-based factors involved in Alzheimer’s. Investing $300 million in women’s ADRD would save 6,000 years of ADRD and $930 million. But there are a few obstacles to overcome.
The biggest hurdle is not knowing what causes Alzheimer’s disease. We need more research on how to prevent this condition. This disease has long been a mystery, and experts have been unable to find a solution. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that fewer than one in three women suffers from the disease. However, a $300 million investment in women’s ADRD would save 6,000 years of ADRD.
As a woman, it is important to invest in women’s ADRD research to ensure a cure for Alzheimer’s. Only 12 percent of NIH funding is devoted to projects focused on men. But there are many women in the field and a growing number of women in the field are stepping forward. Among them, one of these female scientists is Pam Dawson. The latter holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the California State University-Chico and a Master’s degree in Project Management from George Washington University. The mother of four lives in Danville with her husband.
While women make up about two-thirds of all Alzheimer’s patients, only 12 percent of NIH funding is allocated to projects focused on this demographic. Despite this, it is a major problem that many women are facing. Only women are as likely to develop the disease as men. And yet, this means that we should fund more women-specific research. That way, we can create a more equitable world where women are included in the decision-making process.
Fortunately, more research is being conducted on women. Two-thirds of all Alzheimer’s patients are women. Although only a small percentage of these patients are diagnosed, the current research reveals that gender does not matter. And although many women suffer from dementia, this disease is common in both sexes. In addition to the sex-based factors, many factors are responsible for Alzheimer’s.