Did you know that men show different signs of Dementia than women? Studies show that gender affects the rate and degree people experience symptoms like:
- Verbal skills:
Men with dementia retained verbal fluency, the ability to correctly perform naming tasks, and the ability to successfully perform delayed recall of words longer than women with dementia.
- Subjective memory complaints:
Studies suggest that women experience memory impairment earlier in the course of their dementia than men.
- Depressive symptoms:
Men that experience depressive symptoms have a higher risk of developing dementia than women.
- Rate of symptom progression:
A recently published study from Duke University suggests that once the initial symptoms of dementia appear in men and women, they tend to progress at a faster rate in women compared to men. The data showed that the cognitive abilities of the female participants declined twice as fast as their male counterparts.