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Why are women more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease?

January 20, 2022

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Andrew E. Budson, MD, Contributor

Dr. Andrew E. Budson is chief of cognitive & behavioral neurology at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, lecturer in neurology at Harvard Medical School, and chair of the Science of Learning Innovation Group at the … See Full Bio
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Kathleen Agnew
January 21, 2022

What about your genes? I have two E04 (?) genes and if I were younger I would have had about a 30-40% chance of getting A. Now at my age (72) it's down to 9-10% according to 23 and me. I
I like the last recommendation of doing something novel. Change and trying new things is fun and good for me.

Jana Krejcova
January 21, 2022

If the hypothesis -stronger immune system may be Socrates with Alzheimer’s- is correct, there should be a decreased incidence in people on long-term immunosuppressive therapy, such as transplant recipients. Has anyone looked at that ?

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