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Women's better memory could be masking early onset of Alzheimer's

Research shows that women are better able to recall information that is expressed through words – even when displaying pre-dementia changes in your brain.

In the UK 62 percent of our 850,000 patients are women.

Dementia is the leading cause of death in women, with 38,724 deaths per year attributed to him.

Dr. Rosa Sancho, head of research at Alzheimer’s Research UK, welcomed the study, published online by the journal Neurology.

She said: “This study highlights the differences in memory performance between men and women, at a stage where they can develop the first signs of dementia

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“the better verbal memory in women may seem advantageous and may reflect an innate resistance to damage in the brain, but can also mask the symptoms.”

and study author Dr. Erin Sundermann, University of California, San Diego, said: “. Adjusting memory tests to account for the differences between men and women can help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease earlier in women “

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