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Alzheimer's Disease: Women, Watch Out

May 12, 20169 min
Women are more likely to suffer from Alzheimer's disease than men.Alzheimer's disease is disproportionately affecting women.A woman in her early 60s is twice as likely to get Alzheimer's than breast cancer.Your family needs to be aware of your mental health and family history. If you are a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer's disease, your children should be familiar with signs so they can watch out for you. Discuss later care options while you can make your own decisions.Your brain needs blood flow. Be sure you have a regular exercise routine. Take time off from your devices. Get enough sleep so your brain can rest. Cut back on sugar.Get a baseline exam for your memory before you turn 60. You need a basis for comparison as you age.Maria Shriver joins Dr. Pam Peeke to discuss the battle against Alzheimer's disease.

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