1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,677
    Kent
    Are there any statistics to show whether Alzheimers affects both sexes equally or one more than the other.
     
  2. Sandy

    Sandy Registered User

    Mar 23, 2005
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  3. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,677
    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.
     
  4. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    At the tail end of last year, at a home I know, the split was as below
     

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  5. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,677
    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.
     
  6. Brucie

    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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  7. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,677
    Kent
    So there`s little difference in ages but more women than men, which tallies with the AS factsheet, if I`ve interpreted correctly.
     
  8. Brucie

    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.
     
  9. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,677
    Kent
    Thanks Bruce.
     

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