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Women are more likely to be affected by Alzheimer’s disease than men — either by developing it or caring for someone who does, according to a new report.


Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women, according to the 2014 Alzheimer’s Association Facts and Figures report released last month. An estimated one-sixth of women will develop the disease in their lifetime after age 65, compared to one out of 11 men.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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