Women have farther to fall: gender differences between normal elderly and Alzheimer's disease in verbal memory engender better detection of Alzheimer's disease in women.

@article{Chapman2011WomenHF,
  title={Women have farther to fall: gender differences between normal elderly and Alzheimer's disease in verbal memory engender better detection of Alzheimer's disease in women.},
  author={Robert M. Chapman and Mark Mapstone and Margaret N Gardner and Tiffany C. Sandoval and John W McCrary and Maria D Guillily and Lindsey A Reilly and Elizabeth Degrush},
  journal={Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={654-62}
}
We analyzed verbal episodic memory learning and recall using the Logical Memory (LM) subtest of the Wechsler Memory Scale-III to determine how gender differences in AD compare to those seen in normal elderly and whether or not these differences impact assessment of AD. We administered the LM to both an AD and a Control group, each comprised of 21 men and 21 women, and found a large drop in performance from normal elders to AD. Of interest was a gender interaction whereby the women's scores… CONTINUE READING

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