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Their latest findings show 1 in 6 women over the age of 60 will get the disease, while only 1 in 11 men will get it.

 

Kathleen Cody is the Director of Oregon's Alzheimer's Assocation.

 

"The initial research and we're going to be doing much more -- looks at the brains of women and for some reason we are more susceptible to plaque build up.  It seems to be inherent in the make up of women.  It's not an age related difference."

 

Women account for almost two thirds of Americans with the disease -- and also account for 60 percent of the caregivers for people with dementia.

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  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.