Researchers still don’t have a treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s, but they’re coming closer to being able to predict who will develop the disease that robs the minds of millions of Americans every year.
Here is a noteworthy post from TIME.com's "Healthland" section: this one on Alzheimer's Disease and California First Lady Maria Shriver's report ( The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's), which shows that Alzheimer's is largely a woman's problem. According to the TIME piece, two-thirds of those suffering from Alzheimer's are women. Add to that the immense number of women who are caretakers of Alzheimer's patients, and your grand total of American women affected by the disease: 10 million.
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