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Although Alzheimer’s disease affects both men and women, the condition is gaining attention as a women’s health issue. There is no known physiological link between gender and development of the disease, but statistics show that more women than men are affected. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, almost two-thirds of Ameri­cans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease are women, as are more than 60 percent of caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s. “Alzheimer’s disease is certainly a women’s issue,” says Ruth Drew, MS, LPC (licensed professional counselor), director of Family and Information Services for the Alzheimer’s Association. “Women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s crisis.” Because the disease has a poten­tially devastating impact on both those diagnosed and their caregivers, Alzheimer’s awareness is essential for anyone, man or woman. But with greater impact among women, it is most certainly a key women’s health concern. This dreaded disease fits into a category of cognitive,…