This 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 they are far more likely to end up as carers of those with the condition than men. As a result, many suffer physical and emotional stress, while some also lose jobs in the process.

Our goal is to shed light on the unique impact of dementia on women. All too often, women are carrying the responsibility of care for their loved ones, only later to be living with the condition themselves. We must bring an end to this.

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