Women and Dementia
Delivered January 25, 2020. Contributor: Dagmawit W.
To obtain statistics on women and dementia for a prominent company in order to produce recommendations around a potential social impact program.
Dementia affects one's
, thinking ability, and
which affects both the patients and their carers physically, psychologically, socially, and financially.
This is a
associated with the deterioration of
Research has shown that there is a connection between a woman's
three or more children
have a lower risk (
) of developing dementia when compared to those with
only one child
There was a
increase in those who had experienced miscarriages, and increased by the same value with every miscarriage. Those who had three or more have a
There is a
increased risk for women who started their period at
or older in comparison to those who started their period between the ages of
10 and 13.
The Number of People Affected
In 2019, the number of Americans living with Dementia were
200,000 of these are under
, are women.
On a global scale, approximately
people have been diagnosed with dementia with the number increasing by
The Cost of Dementia
In 2019, the US spent
Alzheimer's and other dementia
This cost is broken down into Medicare (
), out-of-pocket (
), and other costs (
The 2050 projected
total payments in caring for Alzheimer's and other dementia is projected to over
In 2019, the lifetime cost of care for
patients with dementia
versus those without was estimated to be
of the total cost of caring for a loved one with dementia is borne by family.
In the US, it is the
leading cause of death for patients above 65 and the
of dementia caregivers are women and a third are daughters.
The household income of approximately
of caregivers is
$50,000 or less
The US has only
of the certified geriatricians necessary to provide care of which only
have special expertise.
Summary of our Findings
The information that has been gathered in this initial research will be populated in the
during the next stage of our research.
Only the project owner can select the next research path.
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