Alzheimer’s diagnosis could be late for women.

In Alzheimer's, Brain Science by Brainy Days Ahead

Women perform better than men on tests of verbal memory throughout life, which is a good thing in general for women. But when it comes to diagnosing people with Alzheimer’s disease, verbal memory tests are often used, so women may not be diagnosed until they are further along in the disease. In this study, results suggest that women are better able to compensate for underlying changes in the brain with their ‘cognitive reserve’ until the disease reaches a more advanced stage.