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Battle of the Sexes

Grannie G

Volunteer Moderator
Apr 3, 2006
70,644
Kent
Are there any statistics to show whether Alzheimers affects both sexes equally or one more than the other.
 

Grannie G

Volunteer Moderator
Apr 3, 2006
70,644
Kent
Thanks Sandy,

A friend of mine, whose husband`s first wife died of Alzheimers, asked me, after reading about Bruce, Jan and Nina in the Daily Mail.

The link answered the question.
 

Grannie G

Volunteer Moderator
Apr 3, 2006
70,644
Kent
Thank you Bruce.

It would also be interesting to know the ages of these residents to understand if, as women are supposed to live longer than men, the average age of the 70% women is higher than the average age of the 30% men.
 

Brucie

Registered User
Jan 31, 2004
12,413
near London
here is the same bar chart with ages indicated.

the average ages are 77 for men, 80 for women.

if we take out the young onset people from both sides, the average age becomes 84 for both male and female.

the average age of the young onset people at the time was 65 for males, 66 for females.

young onset residents were 33% of the males and 20% of the females.

NB these are not figures that can be applied generally - they just represent one sample at one home.
 

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Grannie G

Volunteer Moderator
Apr 3, 2006
70,644
Kent
So there`s little difference in ages but more women than men, which tallies with the AS factsheet, if I`ve interpreted correctly.
 

Brucie

Registered User
Jan 31, 2004
12,413
near London
yes I think that seems to make sense. The men simply don't live as long, and that certainly seems true of those diagnosed before age 65, the young onset people.