Women and Alzheimer’s

New research reported at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago suggests reproductive history across a woman’s entire life may impact her risk of dementia. More than two-thirds of Alzheimer’s patients are women and women are diagnosed later in life than men.

As chief science officer, Maria C. Carrillo, Ph.D., sets the strategic vision for the Alzheimer’s Association global research program. Under her leadership, the Association is the world’s largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research and an internationally recognized pioneer in convening the dementia science community to accelerate the field.

Dr. Carrillo oversees the implementation of the Association’s growing portfolio of research initiatives, including the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC®), the world’s largest and most influential dementia science meeting, and the Research Roundtable, which enables international scientific, industry and government leaders to work together to overcome shared obstacles in Alzheimer’s science and drug development.

Visit alz.org to learn more about the latest findings from the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.