Men receive more dementia related misdiagnosis than women

Among the estimated 5.2 million Americans aged 65 or older with Alzheimer´s disease, nearly two-thirds (3.3 million) are women.

New data from AAIC 2016 suggests that a high number of men are not accurately diagnosed during their lifetime. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida examined records for more then 1,600 individuals from the State of Florida brain bank.

They found that:

  • women with Alzheimer´s in the study had lower education and older age at diagnosis and death;
  • men in the study were younger at age of onset, had a shorter disease duration, and more commonly had an atypical clinical diagnosis (for example, corticobasal degeneration or aphasia rather than Alzheimer´s). ….. more

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