About two-thirds of people with dementia in the United States are women, and researchers are discovering it’s not just because they live longer. Reproductive history also plays a role. Scientists are focusing on the role of estrogen as a potential protective factor against Alzheimer’s disease. Several who are involved in this research explain.
- Dr. Rachel Whitmer, Professor of Epidemiology, University of California-Davis
- Dr. Heather Snyder, Senior Director, Medical and Scientific Operations, Alzheimer’s Association
- Dr. Pauline Maki, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Illinois-Chicago