In honour of International Women's Day (March 8, 2022) we are bringing to light the women who inspire us. We know 65% of those diagnosed with dementia over the age of 65 are women. While the reasons for this are still unclear, some of the potential contributors include women living longer on average than men and changes in estrogen levels over a woman’s lifetime.
We also know that those caring for loved ones living with dementia are also predominately women. We were founded by strong women and our organization continues to grow and develop because of the incredibly passionate women, committed to the care of families living with the disease
To all the women leading the way in dementia research, education, support and services, we praise you. And for all of those women who are living with dementia or are caring for a loved one who is, you are an inspiration and we will continue to work hard to provide you with what you need to thrive while doing everything we can to find a cure.