Hormones and dementia
Women are more at risk of dementia than men with women making up 65% of people who currently have dementia. Whilst age is the main risk factor for dementia and women tend to live longer than men, this does not completely explain the difference. Below we describe other reasons women may be more likely to develop dementia.
Most of the following research has focused specifically on Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common cause of dementia. Alzheimer’s Society