Women, Caregivers & Alzheimer’s
While Alzheimer’s Disease affects people from all walks of life, recent studies have found that women are bearing a disproportionate amount of the Alzheimer’s burden.
Statistics to consider:
• Out of the 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, 3.2 million are women.
• Women have a 1 in 6 chance of developing Alzheimer’s versus a 1 in 11 chance for men.
• Women in their sixties are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s than breast cancer.
• 60% of all Alzheimer’s caregivers are women.
This documentary will focus on families and caregivers, programs that offer hope, and research into a disease that has such life-altering consequences, particularly for women.