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The Estrogen Dilemma and Alzheimer’s Disease Revisited

“Why did my primary-care physician give me an antidepressant when I could have had something simple, like estrogen?” she asked. “Why don’t they know?”….

“Sixty-eight percent of all victims of Alzheimer’s are women. Is it just because they live longer? Let’s say it is, for purposes of discussion. Let’s say it’s just because these ladies get old. Do we just say, ‘Who cares?’ and move them into a nursing home? Or alternatively, maybe they are telling us something.” — Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton

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Posted by on December 3, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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The Estrogen Dilemma and Alzheimer’s Disease Revisited

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“Sixty-eight percent of all victims of Alzheimer’s are women. Is it just because they live longer? Let’s say it is, for purposes of discussion. Let’s say it’s just because these ladies get old. Do we just say, ‘Who cares?’ and move them into a nursing home? Or alternatively, maybe they are telling us something.” — Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton
“These women thought they were losing their minds,” Brizendine said, describing the 40-to-60-year-old patients she began seeing when she opened the Women’s Mood and Hormone Clinic at the university in 1994. “In 1994 we didn’t have words for it,” she said. “Now we do. It’s called perimenopausal depression.”

Facts about estrogen and Alzheimer’s disease

Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer’s Reading RoomRead more at www.alzheimersreadingroom.com
 

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2010 in alzheimer's

 

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The Estrogen Dilemma

Should be of great interest to women.

“Why did my primary-care physician give me an antidepressant when I could have had something simple, like estrogen?” she asked. “Why don’t they know?”….
“Sixty-eight percent of all victims of Alzheimer’s are women. Is it just because they live longer? Let’s say it is, for purposes of discussion. Let’s say it’s just because these ladies get old. Do we just say, ‘Who cares?’ and move them into a nursing home? Or alternatively, maybe they are telling us something.” — Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton
There is a great article in the New York Times magazine that I want to bring to the attention of women. Women that read this blog, their friends and children.
This article cuts across a broad spectrum of diseases, but is focused on hormones, estrogen and something called the timing hypothesis.Read more at www.alzheimersreadingroom.com
 

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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