AARP, WAM Release Report on the Status of Women and Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Brain Health

May 27, 2020

new report released by AARP and the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM) synthesizes years of data and findings to help explain why women are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Two-thirds of the 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease today are women, and they also do the majority of caregiving for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. It’s Time to Act: The Challenges of Alzheimer’s and Dementia for Women is a comprehensive examination of the state of research and offers a first-ever, five-point strategic plan for all who seek meaningful change in the next decade.

More information, including the report a virtual conversation with AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins and Maria Shriver, founder of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, is available here.