Women and Dementia

Dementia has not only become the leading cause of death among British women, but they are also far more likely to end up as carers of those with dementia than men.

Women and Dementia: A Marginalised Majority

A report by Alzheimer’s Research UK highlights the huge toll of dementia on women in the UK. Dementia has not only become the leading cause of death among British women but that women are far more likely to end up as carers of those with dementia than men – suffering physical and emotional stress and job losses in the process. Dementia is one of the greatest medical challenges of our time, and there is an urgent need for a treatment, particularly as the number of people with dementia grows.

Our goal is to shed light on the unique impact of dementia on women, including the stress and demands of living with dementia or caring for someone with the condition. All too often, women are carrying the responsibility of care for their loved ones, only later to be living with the condition themselves. Women are dying from dementia, but not before it has taken a considerable toll on minds and bodies.

The report, Women and Dementia: A Marginalised Majority, was released to the public 8 March 2015 at the Women of the World Festival in London.

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Women and Dementia infographic

Walk through the journey of the Marginalised Majority that is Women and Dementia in the UK on our interactive infographic >>

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Women and Dementia: A Marginalised Majority Infographic