I just read an interview between Deborah Copaken and Dr. Lisa Mosconi that my friend Laurie Smithwick sent to me. I was not expecting it, but I am sitting on the couch shaking with sadness and anger and frustration. The interview is about the connection between Alzheimers and Menopause. Did you know a connection between these two exists? I had no idea.
Eight other things I had no idea about:
-Twice as many women get Alzheimers as men. If you’ve heard this fact before, you may have also heard it attributed to women living longer than men, but that’s false. I mean, it’s true that women live, on average, four years longer than men, but that doesn’t account for the massive difference in the number of women and men dealing with Alzheimers.Seven more things I learned. Come read and discuss with me.