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January 4, 2017
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Alzheimer's disease falls more heavily on women than men
Experts say that distinct biological and genetic factors may shape how Alzheimer’s disease progresses in women. Heather M. Snyder, Ph.D., Alzheimer’s Association senior director of Medical and Scientific Relations, writes that understanding these factors could be crucial to prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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